Victor Anthony Giacometti

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Victor Anthony Giacometti, 93, of Old Forge, died Monday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. His beloved wife is Liana Cappuccino Giacometti. The couple were united in marriage for 68 years.

Born in Dunmore, a son of the late Ubaldo and Cecilia Marianelli Giacometti, he was a 1937 graduate of Old Forge High School and a 1941 graduate of the University of Scranton, where he majored in social studies and minored in English.

Victor served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater, having spent 13 months in Germany. He was employed by the Department of Public Welfare as a field representative for 35 years until his retirement in 1979. He also held membership in the Old Forge American Legion, Post 513 for 48 years. A devout Roman Catholic, Victor was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Prince of Peace Parish) for 88 years.

His family wishes to acknowledge Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli, Dr. Salvatore Scialla, Dr. Louis DeGennaro, Dr. Scott Rieder, Dr. Jason DePietropaolo and Dr. Anthony Zambetti for the excellent care they provided to Victor for many years. They would also like to acknowledge the fourth-floor nurses at Moses Taylor Hospital, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Hospice Community Care for the compassion and kindness shown to him over this past week.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert V. Giacometti; four brothers, Angelo, Nello, Melio and Clement Giacometti; and five sisters, Regina Mataloni, Josephine Mattioli, Margaret Colianni, Rose Giacometti and Anna Boccolini.

He is survived by a son, Albert V., and his wife, Joanne, Old Forge; three grandchildren, Robert V. Giacometti II, Maria K. Giacometti and Melissa L. Giacometti and her fiance, Guthrie Mitchell Jr.; daughter-in-law, Mary Rose Giacometti; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Prince of Peace Parish), West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Bryant. Interment will follow in Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either Prince of Peace Parish, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, PA 18518, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 24, 2013
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