Methuen, MA — Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107), Revere, for Primo Delmonte, who died unexpectedly at his Methuen residence on Monday, July 15, at 91 years. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 19, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m.
Born and raised in Milford, Mass., he lived there until moving to Everett in 1948. He remained in Everett until 1994, when he moved with his son to Methuen, until his untimely death. He served with the United States Army during World War II from November of 1942 to January of 1946.
He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Tenerelli), who died in November of 1991. He was the cherished father of Don W. Delmonte and his wife, Angela, Paul S. Delmonte and his wife, Karen, all of Cape Coral, Fla., and James Delmonte and his wife, Paula A. of Methuen. He was the devoted grandfather of Michael J. and Matthew P. Delmonte, both of Methuen, Steven P. Delmonte of Cape Coral, Fla., Craig W. Delmonte of Melrose, and Kelly Fisher and her husband, Michael, of Wethersfield, Conn. He was the dear brother of Mary Mascarelli of Marlboro, Elizabeth Meltingnano of Milford, and the late Anthony, Carmen "Sully," Gaetano "Cat" Delmonte, Virginia Ahronian, Annie Federico, Viola Delmonte, Adelle Graziano, and Joseph Graziano. He is also lovingly survived by his great-grandson, William J. Fisher of Connecticut, Diane Bogle of Quincy; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the beloved father-in-law of the late Linda Jean Delmonte.
Most of his working career was as an auto body specialist and mechanic. He worked for Arlington Ford for over 25 years and then retired. United Parcel Service became aware of Mr. Delmonte's expertise and skills in auto body restoration and returned him to the working force, where he spent another four years before "really" retiring in 1988.
Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Development Office & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, July 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.