Henry G. Pettinicchi
"Beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother"
Mr. Henry G. (Hank) Pettinicchi, 85, formerly a long time resident of Mohawk Street, Waterbury, CT, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the widow of Inette (Boutin) Pettinicchi.
Henry Pettinicchi was born in Waterbury on October 31, 1928, son of the late Antonio and Antoinette Pettinicchi. He was a lifelong resident of Waterbury and graduated from Leavenworth High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received his Honorable Discharge. He began working for his uncle, Nicholas Pettinico, a carpenter / cabinet-maker and later went to work at Waterbury Farrell Foundry as a purchasing agent for some 28 years. After leaving Waterbury Farrell, Henry had a couple of other short term jobs until he began his retirement.
Henry loved duckpin bowling and playing golf and watching it on television. He was a member of the City of Waterbury golf league and played on Monday afternoons at Western Hills Golf Course for many years. He had a bocce court at his home in Waterbury where he would love playing with family and friends, especially at his annual Memorial Day family picnic which he hosted for many years. He was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Waterbury.
Henry is survived by his children, Susan (Pettinicchi) Moniz and her husband Richard of Wolcott, and Attorney Thomas Pettinicchi and his wife Janine of Watertown, his granddaughter, Michelle Moniz of Wolcott, his sister, Rita Rossi of Prospect, his companion of 31 years, Lori Esposito of North Branford, and her loving family and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Henry was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Pettinicchi of Syossett, NY and two sisters, Eleanor Pagano of Orange, and Ann Ferri of Waterbury.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff at Highland Health Care for their compassionate care of Henry and also to Masonicare Hospice for providing special care and comfort to Henry and his family during his last days.
Arrangements: Funeral will be held Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 309 South Main Street, Waterbury for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow with full Military Honors at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made in Henry’s name to:
The Wounded Warriors Project Processing Center
P.O. Box 75818
Topeka, KS 66675