Rudy A. Sestito, 83, a longtime resident of both Stoughton and Peaks Island, Maine, died peacefully Monday, May 12, 2014, at home under the care of his family. He was the husband of Anne E. (Elliot) Sestito. Born in Malden, Nov. 8, 1930, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Gulla) Sestito, he was raised in Malden and Readville and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Mindoro (CVE-120). Upon honorable discharge, he married his wife Anne of 61 years. They lived in Dedham and Mattapan for a short time before settling in Stoughton where they have resided for the past 57 years. Since the day they were married they have spent all of their summers on Peaks Island in Maine with the joy of watching their children and grandchildren grow and appreciate the peacefulness of the island and ocean. Rudy was employed as a plant manager for Boston Envelope for 36 years working in Canton, Dedham and Mansfield. After his retirement, Rudy cherished most importantly time spent with his family. He was a man of both honor and integrity which he passed along to his children and grandchildren. Rudy was a member of both the Lions Club and the American Legion on Peaks Island. His hobbies included traveling, working around the yard and the planting of his vegetable garden. In addition to his wife Anne, he is survived by five children, Michael Sestito and his wife Brenda of Brockton, Dianne Gardell and her husband John of Hanover, Patty Sestito of Peaks Island, Maine, Barbara Salamone of Quincy and her late husband Frank, and Jean Raymond and her husband Fred of Milton; grandfather of Brian Gardell and his wife Christina of Hanson, Beth Skowyra and her husband Rich of Whitman, Scotty Gardell of South Boston, Lisa Salamone of Dorchester, Patrick Salamone of Dorchester, Chrissy Raymond of Milton and Katie Raymond of Milton; great-grandfather of Asher Gardell, Zachary Skowyra, and Matthew Skowyra; also survived by nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Antoinette Mahanna, Frank Sestito, Theresa Caizza and Joseph Sestito. The funeral was held from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138), Easton, Saturday, May 17, at 7:45 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton, at 9 a.m. Military honors followed. Visiting hours were Friday from 5-8 p.m. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services
605 Washington St (Rte. 123) Easton, MA 02375
Published in Randolph Herald from May 15 to May 22, 2014