Mystic - Peter Harold Danesi III, 71, of Mystic, passed away in the early hours of Dec. 17, 2012, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. |
Peter spent his entire life in the Mystic area and had been the owner of Grossman's Seafood of Mystic and Groton since 1968, where he spent many years working beside his wife, daughters, and sons-in-law.
Peter was ordained a permanent deacon of the Roman Catholic Church in 1981. He faithfully served the communities of St. Patrick Church of Mystic and St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in Groton. He was also an active deacon at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Port Charlotte, Fla. He leaves a legacy of loving ministry to the nursing homes and shut-ins of Mystic/Groton and Florida.
Born Sept. 27, 1941, in New London, to Peter H. Danesi Jr. and Harriet Meuse.
He is survived by Melissa Holby Danesi, his wife of 46 years; their daughters, Jennifer Mizzell of Mystic, Amy Coleman of Stonington, and Stephany Moeller of Owl's Head, Maine; as well as six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Marie O'Leary of Westerly and Peggy Philpot of Mystic; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by their son, Peter H. Danesi IV.
A wake will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in Groton, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Old Mystic.
For additional obituary information or to send online condolences, please visit www.dinotofuneral.com
Donations in his name may be made to any of the church communities that Peter lovingly served.
Published in The Day on Dec. 19, 2012