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John F. "Johnny" Cornetta

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John F. "Johnny" Cornetta, 85, a lifelong Franklin resident, died Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham, following a long illness. He was the husband of Alice T. (Buckley) Cornetta, who died in 1991. Born in Norfolk, Dec. 3, 1924 a son of the late Louis and Lucia (Lamagna) Cornetta he was raised and educated in Franklin, and was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1943. Until his retirement in 1991, he worked in the shipping dept. of the Mayflower Textile Co. also known as the Franklin Mill Store. He also worked as a mechanic at the former Brown's Garage in Franklin. He was a former member of the St. Anthony & Columbus Society in Franklin, and a former executive board member of the Franklin Rangerettes. He was a lifetime communicant of St. Mary's Church, and served as an usher for many years. He loved spending time with family, and was an avid golfer, Red Sox & Patriots fan. He is survived by his son James F. Cornetta and his companion Lisa LaPierre of Franklin, a daughter Jane M. Hinckley and her husband Dave of Wrentham, two brothers; Anthony Cornetta of Franklin, Richard C. Cornetta and his wife Priscilla of Franklin, two sisters; Rose Marie Cornetta and Jean Dorr both of Franklin, two sisters-in-law Cecile Cornetta of N. Attleborough, Ellen Cornetta of Ellsworth, Maine. Five grandchildren; Jeremy and Christa Cornetta, Alison M. Beach, Jennifer L. and Gordon L. Winget, one great-grandson Ryan W. Beach, many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Frederick, William and Joseph Cornetta, and the brother-in-law of the late Frances Cornetta, Joan Cornetta and Robert Dorr. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Monday, Dec. 6, at 9:15 a.m. from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. www.franklinfuneral.com with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Calling hours were Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Donations in his memory sent to Friends of Franklin 50 Corbin St. Franklin, MA 02038 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10, 2010
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