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May 6, 1935 ~ July 5, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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It is with great sadness and eternal love that we mourn the passing of Peter Crameri, of Torrington who passed away July 5, 2023, at the age of 88 after a seven-year battle with cancer.
Peter was the beloved husband of 58 years to Mary (DeFrancisco) Crameri. He was born on May 6, 1935, in Poschiavo, Switzerland and was the son of late Marina and Prospero Crameri.
Besides his wife, Peter is survived by his son Gregory Crameri, daughter-in-law Constance (Stoll) Crameri and his two grandsons Alexander and Zachary Crameri all of Bristol, CT. His stepson Martin Clossick of Torrington, CT, his brother Prospero Crameri and sister-in-law Margaret Crameri of Bern, Switzerland and dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews
living throughout Europe. He was pre-deceased by twelve brothers and sisters.
After completing his primary education Peter worked in his family-owned bakery in Poschiavo. At the age of sixteen he traveled to Germany, where he studied for two years, perfecting his craft with some of the finest bakers in Europe. Upon receiving master baker status, he returned to Poschiavo to begin serving his mandatory two-year enlistment in the Swiss Army. In 1959
Peter traveled to the United States and continued his work as a professional baker. A small segment of his family lived throughout Connecticut and after a few years he decided to become
a United States citizen, sharing dual-citizenship with Switzerland. He started a family and was the head baker at several bakeries such as The Bake Shop and Baggish Bakeries in Torrington,
and most notably Rosemary’s Bakery in Watertown, CT spanning 23 years. Rosemary’s Bakery was renowned throughout the state for its’ whipped and butter cream cakes and breads; all of
which Peter had a hand in. He completed his career at Price Chopper in Torrington, retiring in 2019 at the age of 83.
Peter will always be remembered as devout Roman Catholic having been a member of St. Francis and St. Peter’s churches in Torrington and St. Thomas Church in Goshen. When not
working or attending church Peter enjoyed reading literature from authors such as Hemingway, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and attending family functions, especially when it meant spending
time with his grandsons. He spoke four languages fluently and Italian was often the primary language in the household. Peter was a quiet, kind and gentle man, always thinking of others
before himself. When visited while in Hospice care he always began conversations by asking how everyone was feeling and asking about each person’s wellbeing. He touched everyone
that came into contact with and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions can be made to the Torrington Smilow Cancer Care Center and/or the
Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton, CT. There will be no calling hours. A private, family only service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Torrington.