Vito Fatone Obituary

Vito  Fatone
Vito Fatone

March 31, 1923 - January 23, 2018
Born in Terlizzi, Apulia, Italy
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Vito Fatone, Sr.
Niantic- Vito Fatone, Sr., died January 23, 2018. He was born in 1923 in Terlizzi, Apulia, Italy to Gaetano Fatone and Concetta (Vendola) Fatone. At age 12 he emigrated with the family to Norwich, Connecticut. After working in the family grocery for 11 years, he joined the U.S. Army for the WWII European Invasion with General Patton’s group.
While freeing the then occupied Luxembourg, Vito met the love of his life, Margaret Molinaro and brought her back to Eastern Connecticut. It was his dream to open his own import food business with his new family in New London, and later in Niantic. He ran groceries, deli’s and restaurants for 48 years.
At age 94, Vito passed away of natural causes at the family home in Niantic, with his loving family around him. He will always be missed by surviving sons Guy and Vito, Jr.; daughter Anita Speirs; and his five surviving grandchildren, Alexander Fatone and his wife Caitlin, Larissa Fatone, Tara Wyatt, Samantha Speirs, and Michael Fatone. He was predeceased by his youngest son Robert E. Fatone, and grandson Thane Fatone. Also surviving Vito are his youngest brother George Fatone of Preston, CT and Mary Frink, sister, of Thompson, CT as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
May he rest in peace, finally, after working seven days a week with his departed wife Margaret and longtime partner Mary Peterson of New London. As Dad used to say, “We’ll be right with you, Ciao!
Calling hours are Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 5 at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. A service will follow at 5 PM. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich will be private on a later date.




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:00 PM

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