DOBBS FERRY/HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - Edward Paretti of Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-the Hudson, died June 30. He was 93.
Paretti was born in Hastings, he was the son of Anthony and Christine Paretti. He moved to Dobbs Ferry after his marriage. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator in the 8th Air Force, 448th Bomb Group, 715th Bomb Squadron. After he was discharged he returned to Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. in Hastings, where he worked as a machinist and then maintenance foreman until the plant closed in 1975. He transferred to Anaconda's York, Pa., plant and continued there as maintenance foreman until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Second Air Division Association, the New York State Southern Wing Chapter, the Seething Tower Association, and the Ardsley American Legion post. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Paretti is survived by his son, John (Camille); daughter, Marie Paretti (Duane Means); cousin, Mary White; niece and nephews; numerous second cousins; great nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was predeceased by his siblings, Anne (Henshaw), Jule, Rose (Gogola), Antoinette "Sis" (Patrice), John, William, Louis, George, and Anthony.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Dobbs Ferry.
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