Filippo Presti of Bridgewater died June 17, 2012 in Good Samaritan Hospital at age 81. Filippo was born in Italy, son of the late Anna (DeFrancisco) and Salvatore Presti and came to the United States in 1956 and eventually sent for his entire family. Mr. Presti worked for the town of Bridgewater Highway Department for five years, the School Department for 21 years and the Water Department for five years. Prior to working for the town, he was a brick mason and worked in construction and always enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending to his gardens. Filippo was from Sicily and Maria from Calarbro and by chance they met at a wedding in the United states and were married in St. Patricks Church in Brockton, Oct. 25, 1959. Beloved husband of 53 years of Maria (Famuloro) Presti. Devoted father of Anna Marie Presti Nakouzi and Salvatore A. Presti of Bridgewater. Brother of Joseph Presti of Plymouth, Maria "Nina" Salamone of AZ, Carmella Scarlaro of Bridgewater, Donna Munafo of West Bridgewater and the late Salvatore and Santi Presti. Grandfather of Derek Januskis, Juliana Nakouzi and Matthew Westover. Funeral from Prophett- Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater at Friday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 5-8 p.m. For directions and online guest book, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com. Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from June 19 to June 26, 2012