Methuen, MA — Americo A. Petteruti, age 91, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his caring family.
Mr. Petteruti was born July 5, 1921, in Lawrence, MA.
He was the son of Antonio and Guiseppina (Supina) Petteruti and a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1939.
For many years Americo was employed as a layout/estimator with Lawrence Packaging Company before his retirement.
He was a resident of Methuen for 50 years. He was the first WW II veteran to enlist in Lowell, MA.
During World War ll, Americo served his country in the United States Army enlisting in 1940 before his honorable discharge in 1945, at wars end. In 1963 he joined the Naval Reserves and retired in 1979.
Mr. Petteruti was a Gold Member of the Son’s of Italy Chapter 902 of Lawrence and now Methuen.
According to his caring family he was a former member of the Methuen Senior Citizens, was intrigued by the local history of Lawrence, and was considered to be the family handy man as well as the consummate grandfather.
Americo is survived by his wife of 65 years, Josephine N. (Garofalo) Petteruti and children; Anthony and his wife Linda Petteruti of Salem, N.H., Annmarie and husband Keith Morse of Greensboro, N.C., Joyce and her husband Sebastian Faro of Methuen, his sister Justina Camasso; grandchildren, Anita, Tina, Holly, Keith, Jr., James, Anthony, and Analisa; three great-grandchildren, Vincenzo, Jasmyn, and Jeremy and many nieces and nephews.
Americo was predeceased by his brother Michael Petteruti.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday morning at 9 a.m., in Saint Monica’s Church in Methuen with burial to follow in the Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.
Friends will be warmly received on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen.
For directions and to send online condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Petteruti family.