MANCHESTER - James F. Sartorelli, 95, of Manchester, died peacefully on June 14, 2013, at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Concord on Nov. 17, 1917, the son of Giacomo and Felicita (Monti) Sartorelli. He was one of nine children.
James graduated from Concord High School in 1934 and from Boston University in 1950, with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. He was one of the four class officers of Concord High School to establish a scholarship given yearly to a worthy student. This is now handled by the Charitable Association in Concord, as most of the classmates are now deceased. James served in World War II, mainly in Central Europe and Czechoslovakia. He was married to his lovely wife, Cecile (Sirois) Sartorelli, for 66 years. He worked at Faltin Trucking and then at Stanley Elevator Co. in Nashua, where he retired as comptroller. He then volunteered for 15 years at the VA Hospital.
James loved to travel. His first trip to Europe was to Italy, with Cecile, to visit his parents' home in Saltrio Varese, where they were treated like royalty by his distant cousins. While with family, they enjoyed their time at Lake Lugano. James took two more trips to Europe, visiting different countries. He and Cecile went to Bermuda many times, Bahamas and St. Maarten, as well as many states. He was also an avid golfer and member of Derryfield Country Club for many years, as well as a communicant of St. Joseph Cathedral.
Survivors include his wife, Cecile, of Manchester; son Stephen Sartorelli and wife Catherine of Auburn; two daughters, Brenda Wade and husband John of Manchester and Karen Carle and husband Philip of Hooksett; eight grandchildren, Andrew Sartorelli, Patrick, Jeffrey and Gregory Wade, Lauren and Caroline Carle, Sarah Flynn Cook and Kenneth Flynn; three great-grandchildren, Juliette Wade and Griffin and Brenden Cook; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter Nancy Sartorelli Flynn in 2008; grandson Matthew R. Sartorelli in 2003; and son-in-law Paul D. Flynn Jr. in 1980. The Sartorelli Family would like to thank Mount Carmel Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to James.
services: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel, corner of Pine and Lowell streets, Manchester. Private committal prayers will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.
At the request of family, no flowers please. Memorial donations, in James' memory, may be made to N.H. Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord 03301 or to New Horizons for N.H., P.O. Box 691, Manchester 03105. To leave a message of condolence, go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com