Vero J MarchettiJuly 18, 1923 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 93)
Vero J. Marchetti, 93, of Torrington, CT passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5th at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 70 years of Vera Silano who predeceased her husband in November of 2014. Vero was born in Torrington on July 18, 1923. the eldest son of of the late Joseph M. Marchetti and Erminia (Selvetti). He was known to most family and friends as “Vet”. Vero devoted his entire career to the Union Hardware company (later becoming Brunswick Golf) in Torrington’s west end. He worked as an electrician. He was well know and well liked by everyone at Brunswick since he worked throughout the plant keeping everything running smoothly. Over 100 family, friends, and coworkers honored him at his retirement party in 1989. Vero grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression and he served his country in the US Army in WWII serving overseas in India as a fighter plane mechanic. He attained the rank of staff Sargent while in the military. He enlisted in 1942 and was discharged in 1946. While on military leave, Vero married his high school sweetheart Vera on September 19, 1944.
As many of his generation, he returned from the war, settled down and started a family. For almost their entire married lives, Vero and Vera lived and raised their kids at 28 Hart Drive. They moved into their new home in 1955 and both remained there until their respective passings. Vero loved his home and family. While his wife Vera enjoyed traveling, he felt that he had traveled enough during the war and he preferred to stay home and work in the yard or his basement workshop. He and Vera remained active throughout their lives. They love to go on long walks and one of their favorites was within the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield. He was a quiet, gentle man with an infectious smile. He loved keeping up with everyone and everything in the neighborhood. He was the elder statesman on Hart Drive and, on nice days, would station himself in his lawn chair at the end of the driveway and wave hellos to everyone that passed. Often neighbors would stop to chat. He lived a long and happy life, for the most part without illness and suffering. He passed as he had lived, quietly and gently.
Vero leaves behind three sons and one daughter, several grandchildren and six great grandchildren: Eldest son John Marchetti and wife Margaret “Kelly” of Harwinton, Michael Marchetti and wife Iris Savernik of Portland, ME, Jeffrey Marchetti and wife Paula of Torrington, and daughter Janet Coleman and husband Robert of Sudbury MA. He also leaves a sister Helen Bilak of Torrington. He was predeceased by his brothers Chester and Reno.