Harry P. Bartocetti
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Harry P. Bartocetti, 85, beloved husband of Nettie Azzaro Bartocetti of Orange passed away June 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Loving father of Laura (Robert) Keefe of Guilford, Lisa Bartocetti and companion Patrick Connellan and John (Barbara) Bartocetti all of Orange and Rick (Stephanie) Bartocetti of Hamden. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Maureen), Neil and Paige Keefe and Adam Bartocetti. Son of the late John and Albina Biagetti Bartocetti. Brother of Ada Burns of East Haven and the late Laudia Perrone and Mary Tope. Harry graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1949, earned his B.S. Degree from Yale University in 1953 and M.A. Degree in 1955 from Yale University School of Music. He served in the National Guard and is an alumni of the United States Military Academy where he performed as a member of the West Point Band from 1956-1959. He was an instrumental music teacher for the West Haven Board of Education, The Neighborhood Music School, Central and Western CT State Universities, The University of Bridgeport and The Hartt School of Music. He was the principle oboist of the New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Stamford Symphonies, and staff musician for the Bushnell Memorial, CT Saxophone Quartet, Elm City Wind, Oakdale and Shubert Theaters. Known as the "consummate musician," Harry was an "arranger, composer, conductor, educator, and music copyist. Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven FRIDAY from 4:00-8:00 PM and are asked to go directly to Holy Infant Church Saturday morning for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment with military honors will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Sign Harry's guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net

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Published in The New Haven Register from Jun. 28 to Jun. 30, 2017.
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July 18, 2017
I loved working with Harry as his student, and loved him as a mentor. I guess I met him in the fifties when he played for Terry Signore, but really got to know him at Neighborhood Music School as my teacher. Please remember you have many friends who are thinking of you at this sad time, and we are all missing Harry.

Tim Longo
July 2, 2017
So sorry to hear of Mr. Bartocetti's passing. He was a great teacher.
Susan M.
July 2, 2017
I am so grateful to Harry for being such a consummate musician. He was my first oboe teacher, 50 years ago, and he patiently and beautifully taught me the art of performing. I loved learning the craft of reedmaking too. When he played duets during some of our lessons, it was a gift. My lifelong love of classical and baroque music was inspired by his brilliant example. His life was a constant blessing to everyone, and I offer my condolences to Nettie and his beloved family.
David Schreff
July 1, 2017
My heart is so sad to hear of Harry's passing. He was my oboe instructor 25 years ago. I always loved his lessons. My favorite memories are when, during a lesson, he would pick up his oboe and accompany me. As much as I would try to stay on track, I always ended up breaking my embouchure because it sounded so lovely, I couldn't help but smile. Oh- he was so patient! It was a great privilege to have him as my instructor! My condolences to Nettie and the Bartocetti family.
Daria (Klancko) Milburn
June 30, 2017
Warm memories and friendship for more than 60 years will become more precious as we gather together to celebrate the life of this special man. My sympathy to the wonderful Bartocetti family.
Gregg Nardi Halley
June 30, 2017
A great musician, and pillar of the community. He was much loved and respected, and will be sorely missed. RIP my friend and colleague.
Jeff Fuller
June 30, 2017
Dear Netti, So sad to read about Harry. We send you our sincere condolences. I remember all the oboe lessons our daughter Emily took from Harry. He was a great teacher. He will be remembered by many for a very long time. Our love, David and Joanne Byrne
Joanne Byrne
June 29, 2017
To Nettie and her family, our deepest sympathies from Christine and me.
Harry was a wonderful friend and an integral part of our model railroad group.
We all enjoyed when Harry invited the "boys" over to have coffee and talk about trains.
Harry, you will be truly missed.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Rick Abramson
June 29, 2017
To Nettie and family, so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I knew him since the age of 13. We were fellow musicians and life long friends. One of the best all around talents and nicest persons I've ever known. God bless him and you and your family
Ron and Madeline Simone.
Ronald Simone
June 29, 2017
I'm So sorry to hear the sad news...my heart goes out to the entire family....the memory of your family has always been a sweet one for me.
Bobby Roche
June 29, 2017
The only regret I have about Harry is that I wish I had met him earlier in my life.
In a short time, we enjoyed a wonderful relationship filled with music and a fun friendship. I will truly miss him.
June 29, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. B. He really was a great guy...very intelligent, with a great sense of humor as well. Lived a good life.
Dawn Guarino
June 29, 2017
Dear Nettie and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. May I say That I was so blessed having Harry in my life ,both as a friend and musician. May the Lord hold your hand at this most difficult time.
Joe Belanger
June 29, 2017
Very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. A brilliant mind and kind hearted man...rest in peace Mr. B..
Paul Esposito
June 29, 2017
Nettie- very sorry to hear of Harry! He was so talented and a leader in music! Thinking of all of you!
Rob, Donna & Karen Frandy
June 29, 2017
Nettie and the Bartocetti family, So sorry for your loss, condolences for Mario & June Laudano
Mario & June Laudano
June 29, 2017
Dear Nettie and family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Harry was such talent and touched so many through his music. He will be missed.
Love Josie and Joe Goulett
June 28, 2017
Dear Nettie and family,
Our sincere sympathy and prayers on the passing of Harry.
He was a pleasure to have known. May he rest in eternal peace.

God bless you. In love and peace,
Vicki and Phil
Vicki Grande
June 28, 2017
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.
Al Howard
Al Howard
June 28, 2017
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
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