Edward J. DellaBitta

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SOUTHINGTON - Edward J. DellaBitta, 90, of Marion, Conn., and Bokeelia, Fla., entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Southington Care Center.

Edward was born April 8, 1923, in Southington to the late Louis and Angelina (Grattiola) DellaBitta. He was the beloved husband of Isabelle (Leahey) DellaBitta for 63 years. Edward was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon his return, he entered the construction field and with his brothers and a family friend, formulated DellaBitta-Bassola Construction Company Inc., which built many bridges throughout the state of Connecticut. His entrepreneurial spirit continued with numerous business ventures. He was a founder and director of Citizen's National Bank and owned and operated Simone Brothers Oil Company in addition to numerous real estate ventures. He was an avid fisherman and when in Florida, he was on his boat every day. He loved to travel and visited family and friends in Italy every year.

In addition to his wife Isabelle, Edward is survived by his son, Thomas DellaBitta and his wife, Lynda, of Marion; his daughter, Nancy King and her husband, Donald of Carlisle, Mass.; his brother, Frank DellaBitta, of Louisiana; and his grandchildren, John and Lindsey King, Thomas Jr. and his wife, Ashley and Andrea DeLuca and her husband, Frank. He was also blessed with his great-granddaughter, Alana. He was predeceased by four brothers, Aldo, Andrew, Louis, Albert; and his sister, Anna.
Donations in Edward's memory may be made to Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.
Funeral Home
Plantsville Funeral Home
975 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 621-4656
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 10, 2013
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