Louis R. Pettinato (1922 - 2019)

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Service Information
700 S. Twp. Blvd.
Pittston Twp., PA
Sunday, May 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
700 S. Twp. Blvd.
Pittston Twp., PA 18640
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Funeral service
Monday, May 20, 2019
9:15 AM
700 S. Twp. Blvd.
Pittston Twp., PA 18640
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Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Prince of Peace Parish)
123 W. Grace St
Old Forge, PA
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Louis R. Pettinato, 96, of Old Forge, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 12, surrounded by his loving family and his caregiver.

He was the son of the late Philip and Francis Sirianni Pettinato.

Louis was a graduate of Old Forge High School and the University of Scranton, where he acquired a bachelor's degree in English. He served during World War II as a military policeman in England as a member of the 735th MP Battalion. He was a respected Riverside High School teacher and basketball coach.

Most of all, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and beloved uncle. His life exemplified duty and faithful service to his faith, family, country, community and to the various organizations he served.

In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by wife, Lucille (Cretella) Pettinato; sister, Cora Belardi; and brother, Frank Pettinato.

He is survived by son, Louis Pettinato and wife, Suzanne; daughter, Lucia and husband, Carmen DiPeitro; grandchildren, Carmen, Gina and Gianna; brother, Philip Pettinato; and several nieces and nephews.

Lou's family would like to offer its sincerest thanks for the compassion, love and excellent care given to Louis by his Hospice of the Sacred Heart nurses, Angela, Erin, Lori, Megan, Tara and Mary Ellen, his social workers Ellen and Missy, and Chaplain Sarah. His family is also grateful for his devoted caregivers Cassie and Val from Sinclair's Home Care and to Dr. Ken Sebastianelli and his staff for their years of excellent medical care. Finally deepest thanks to the Rev. Gus Ricciardi of Prince of Peace Parish for his years of spiritual guidance and friendship to "The Boss."

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou's name to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, http://www.hospicesacredheart.org/donations/

Services are in the care of Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., Pa. Viewing hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

Funeral services with military honors by AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will begin at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 20. Those who plan on attending are asked to be at the funeral home no later than 9.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 from St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Prince of Peace Parish), 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, by the Rev. August A. Ricciardi. Interment services will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

For further information or to express your condolences to Lou's family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.


Published in Scranton Times from May 14 to May 16, 2019
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