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Emil J. "Moe" Vestuti


1923 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Emil J. "Moe" Vestuti Obituary
Vestuti, Emil J. "Moe"
Emil J. "Moe" Vestuti 94, of Middletown beloved husband of the late Rose Rubino Vestuti passed away on September 4, 2018 in Middlesex Hospital. Loving father of Annette (Peter) Vetre of Hamden, Carrie (Peter) DiPietro of Apex, NC, Phyllis Ann (Thomas Hayes) Vestuti of Cromwell and Donna Vestuti of New York. Grandfather of Alexis (Jonathan) Harris, Nicholas (Emily) DiPietro and Derek DiPietro. Great grandfather of Ava Rose Harris and Wyatt Redding DiPietro. Brother of the late Phyllis Nastri, Rose Cappiello, Gloria Vestuti and Rae Donroe. Father-in-law of the late George Polewczak. Moe was born in New Haven on October 29, 1923, son of the late John and Antoinette D'Elia Vestuti. Moe served his country faithfully in the Navy during WW II. Prior to his retirement in 1971 Moe worked in the fire control department for the US Navy. Moe Vestuti was a career Navy and submariner. He was a D-Day survivor, serving as a gunner on the destroyer USS Corry (DD-463) which was the lead ship at Utah Beach June 6, 1944 Normandy, France. The ship was the first American destroyer sunk in the invasion. The survivors kept in touch and remained close.
Relatives and friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 10 Elm St. Middletown, CT on SATURDAY September 15, 2018 at 11:00. Military Honors will be held immediately following Mass. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. THERE WILL BE NO CALLING HOURS. Arrangements in care of the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd., (Rte. 80) East Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Attn. Lesley Rubinger. Sign Moe's guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net.
Published in Middletown Press on Sept. 13, 2018
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