Patrick Patuto, at 91
Patrick Patuto, age 91, died April 15.
Mr. Patuto was an Army veteran, a tech corporal who served in World War II under Gen. George S. Patton. Mr. Patuto defended his country during the Normandy invasion and took part in various other battles in Northern France and throughout Europe, earning several awards for his service.
He and his wife lived in Dedham, where they started a family before moving to Hull in 1971. Mr. Patuto was a truck driver and an active member of Teamsters Union Local 25 for more than 50 years. After his retirement, he started a lawn care company and continued working up until three years ago. He also volunteered many countless hours to the town, including at the Scully Senior Center, voting polls, and for the Share program.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, boating, and gardening. Mr. Patuto also was passionate about maintaining his home and property; he was the ultimate handyman and jack-of-all-trades. His true treasure in life was his family. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.
Beloved husband of 61 years of Diana L. [Ianessa] Patuto; loving father of Deborah Blackett and her husband, Stephen, of Vermont, Patricia Patuto and Patrick Patuto Jr., both of Hull; cherished grandfather of Ronald, Ariel, Patrick, and Felicia; and great grandfather of Isabel; he was the brother of the late Bernice, Sam, and Tony. He also is survived by extended family and many friends.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, 2-6 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 a.m. Burial will take at the National Cemetery at Bourne at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scully Senior Center, 197A Samoset Ave., Hull, MA 02045. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.