Armeto Edward Roscetti, 90, a resident of Niagara Falls, NY, died on September 5, 2013, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, NY. He had resided there, with his beloved wife by his side, for the past two years and eight months. A devoted husband and father of two, Armeto "Arme", son of Silvio and Maria Roscetti, was born in Calacsio, Abruzzo, Italy. He attended local Niagara Falls schools and was a graduate of the former Trott Vocational High School. He proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Army-Air Force, with the 449th Fighter Squadron (Flying Tigers, under General Chiang Kai-shek) during World War II. He was decorated with a World War II Victory Medal for Asiatic-Pacific Service, and was honorably discharged from the military in 1946.
After a dedicated career for almost 40 years as a machinist at the experimental lab of the Columbus McKinnon Group in North Tonawanda, he pursued his interests in building, gardening and maintaining the home he built himself. He was often seen fishing in the Niagara River with his faithful dog, Clancy. He was relentlessly helping his children, family and neighbors with projects and creating gardens for friends who no longer had the strength nor capacity to do so. The mantra was "Arme could always fix anything." He appreciated traveling to see his children and spent winters in West Palm Beach with his wife and friends, playing bocce and woodworking for 15 years. He was a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters Club (Power City Lodge), and was a passionate New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.
During his final years of residence at Our Lady of Peace, he spent his time quietly reading, listening to music and watching news and sporting events. Most importantly, he continued to "care and provide" for his wife in his own special way, almost to his last day.
Armeto is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna (Bruno) Roscetti; his daughter, Linda Roscetti of Manhattan and his son, Edward Roscetti of Los Angeles. He is also survived by his sister, Norma (John) Sicoli and several nieces and nephews, all of Niagara Falls, NY. He was also predeceased by his brother, John (late Barbara) Roscetti. Additionally, Armeto is also survived by his brother-in-law, Anthony and Linda Bruno of Cincinnati, OH.
There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services with military honors will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, NY, at the convenience of the family. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY 14092. Arrangements by, M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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