Vito John Caronia, 82, of Denver, died at his residence on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.
He was born in Brooklyn on August 29, 1925, the son of Vincent and Concetta Caronia.
Vito was in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 and had served in Japan during WW II.
He married Loretta Aievoli in Brooklyn on April 15, 1950.
Vito worked as a butcher for Victory Veal in Manhattan for 25 years. He moved to his home on Howard Greene Road in Denver in 1970.
He enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Casinos, he also did some cement land sculptures as a hobby.
Vito was a member of the Middletown American Legion Post 216, the Roxbury Senior Citizens‚Äô Club and the Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, John V. and Debra Caronia and James and Maria Caronia; a daughter and her husband, Loretta and Bruce Barone; seven grandchildren, Richard and Kristen Barone, Lauren, James, Vincent, Dakota and Zachary Caronia.
He was predeceased by his wife on May 17, 2004.
A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville with the Very Rev. James J. McDevitt, celebrant.
Burial is in the Bedell Cemetery, Fleischmanns.
Donations in his name may be sent to the Memorial Fund of Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville.
Funeral arrangements were by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.