Peter J. Arduino Sr.
"Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather"
Mr. Peter J. Arduino Sr. 84 of 63 Lockwood Drive, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Village at East Farms, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary C. (Berte) Arduino for 56 years.
Peter was born in Tarrytown, New York on April 16, 1929 son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppa (Abrami) Arduino. He was a 1947 graduate of Washington Irving High School, where he excelled in sports, especially football and track. He graduated from Westchester Community College, where he received a degree in Electronics Technology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served from 1951 to 1954. He worked as an Electronics Technician for Timex Corp. in Irvington, NY until he was transferred to Middlebury, Connecticut in 1977. He retired from Allied Signal in 1991.
He coached little league for many years in Tarrytown, was a Tarrytown Parks and Recreation volunteer, a high school football referee, and a volunteer fireman for the Phoenix Hose Fire House in Tarrytown until moving to Connecticut. He was an avid tennis player, Notre Dame football fan, and a life-long Yankees fan. He enjoyed spending countless hours tending to his vegetable garden and traveling with his family to other parts of the United States, Canada and Italy.
He was on the founding committee of Carolyn’s Place Pregnancy Care Center in Waterbury, where he dedicated himself to the protection of the unborn and was a loving presence to girls and women in need. He was the go-to handyman and did whatever was necessary to ensure that every client he met felt loved, valued, and cared for. He was always the first person to help anyone in need, whether it be family, friend, or stranger. His kind and gentle nature endeared him to all who knew him. He lived out his Christian faith in every aspect of his life.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children; Jo Anne Macioci and her husband Michael of Southington, Maria McWaid of Wolcott, Peter Arduino Jr. of Watertown, and Diane Premus and her husband Joseph of Southington, eight grandchildren; Christina, Nicole and Danielle Macioci all of Southington, Justin and Pamela McWaid both of Wolcott, and Julia, Olivia and Andrew Premus all of Southington, his brother, Frank Arduino and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Santo Arduino, and two nephews; Luke Arduino and Frank “Butchie” Berte.
His wife, children, and grandchildren were the delights and loves of his life.
Special thanks to the entire staff at the Harbor at the Village at East Farms for their love, compassion, and care given to him and his entire family. Also, thank you to VITAS hospice for the compassionate care given to everyone.
Arrangements: Funeral will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway to Our Lady of Loreto Church for a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours will be held Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either:
Rosary Hill Home
600 Linda Ave.
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Carolyn’s Place, Pregnancy Care Center
137 Grandview Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708