Evo Vitali

VITALI, EVO A. Evo A. Vitali, 92, formerly of New Haven, CT, died March 26, 2013 in Tolland, CT. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma DeCerbo Vitali, to whom he was married for 57 years. He is survived by his three children: Phillip C. Vitali, and his wife Valerie Forte Vitali of Scituate, MA; Dr. Marian L. Vitali, DC, and her husband Dr. Len Krimerman of Ashford, CT; Paul C. Vitali, and his wife Paige Fordice of Felton, CA. He was the grandfather of: Lauren F. Vitali of Scituate, MA; Ava F. Vitali of New York City; Sophia Fordice Vitali and Milo Fordice Vitali, both of Felton, CA, and the great grandfather of Chloe and Tess. Born in New Haven August 22, 1920, son of the late Alberto Vitali and Zaira Ferri Vitali Forlani, step-son of the late Filiberto Forlani; and resided for most of his life in the Hill section of New Haven. He also leaves his brother-in-law Nicholas DeCerbo and his wife Andree of Wallingford, CT, a niece, Sylviane DeCerbo Cresman, a nephew, Karl DeCerbo, and many beloved cousins. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Marine Corps as a Marine Aviation Mechanic. Evo served as Plumbing and Heating Inspector for the Building Department of the City of New Haven for 33 years, retiring in 1999. Prior to his employment with the City, he was a master union plumber for many years with the Buckingham Routh Co., mechanical contractors. Evo was also a part time instructor at the Eli Whitney Technical School in Hamden, CT. As a volunteer, he taught literacy and English classes in the Hill community. Evo was a member of Amvets Post 9, the Marchegian Club in New Haven and the Marchegian Sportsman Club. Evo was a creative problem solver and had an intellectual curiosity that was expressed in many diverse ways. He was fluent in Italian and Spanish. Evo enjoyed reading, vegetable gardening, wood carving, inventing tools, and repairing houses, cars and machinery. He would never turn down a checkers match, especially with his good friend Bob Brown. Friends knew him as an engaging conversationalist always ready to tell a story, share a joke or dispense advice. Evo gave generously to many and was quick to lend a hand to others in his community. He had a gift for making friends and strangers alike feel at ease. He will be deeply missed. Evo's family is grateful for the friendship and care given by his aide Isaak. Visiting hours in the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven on Monday April 1, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am in St. Paul's Church, First Avenue, West Haven, CT. Donations in memory of Evo, may be made to the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510, designated to the Courtland Wilson Branch Library. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so at www.keenanfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Keenan Funeral Home, Inc.
238 Elm Street West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 933-1217
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 1, 2013