Louis F. Filicetti, 93, of Niagara Falls, NY, went to be with Our Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Autumn View Healthcare Facility in Hamburg, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Gilda (Battafarano) Filicetti.
Louis was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY. He attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a Technician 5th Grade with Company B 809th Engineer Aviation Battalion from January 6, 1942, until his honorable discharge on July 2, 1945. He was involved in the battles and campaigns in Algeria-French Morocco, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Sicily and Southern France, and was awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as an electrician at Union Carbide in Niagara Falls and retired in 1980, after 41 years of service.
Louis was an active member of Prince of Peace Church as well as their St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, Holy Name Society and Over the Hill Gang. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council and the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club for 25 years. Louis was an avid bowler and member of the St. Joseph Holy Name Society team in North Tonawanda, NY. He also enjoyed golfing, lawn bowling and family gatherings. One of Louis' greatest pleasures was passing on his favorite recipes to his four daughters and grandchildren.
Louis is survived by his wife, Marie (Vilardo) Filicetti; four daughters, Gloria (Chris) Stanz of North Tonawanda, NY; Marcia (Stephen) Urbaniak of Niagara Falls, NY; Gilda Bonnevie of Grand Island, NY; and Patricia (Serofino) Giambattista of Niagara Falls, NY; seven grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren; one sister, Rose (late Fred) Layo of Florida; one brother, Guido (Grace) Filicetti of Lewiston, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister, Mary (late Peter) D'Ambrosio and one brother, Edward (late Rose) Filicetti.
Louis' family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Autumn View Healthcare Facility for the compassionate care and comfort given to Louis.
Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Saturday, April 6th at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Vincent de Paul at Prince of Peace Church, 1055 North Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Andrew Lauricella and Rev. Stewart Lindsay, O.S.F.S., officiating. Entombment with military honors in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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