Gino Porretta, 88, of Mynderse St., Seneca Falls, NY, passed away on Tuesday (August 7, 2018) at Huntington Living Center, Waterloo, N.Y.
Family and friends may attend Gino’s Memorial Mass on Monday (August 13) at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church with Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor, as celebrant. There will be no prior calling hours. Burial will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery.
If desired, contributions may be made to St. Francis/St. Clare Parish, 25 Center St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
Gino was born in Italy on January 16, 1930 the son of the late Vittorio and Carlotta Lecurvi Porretta. He had resided most of his life in Seneca Falls and was retired from Gould’s Pumps of Seneca Falls. In addition, Gino had worked for Seneca Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waterloo, was a school crossing guard, and had worked for the Seneca Falls village and town in Restvale Cemetery. Gino enjoyed the times he spent hunting and in his vegetable garden but most of all he loved the times with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Maria (Bernie) Smura of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; son, Vittorio “Vic” (Vincenta) Porretta of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren Catherine (Scott) Root, Paul Smura, Emily, Mary, and Gino Porretta; great-granddaughter, Juliette Root; sister, Elisa Canale of Italy; two brothers John (Lea) Porretta of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Sergio (Iole) Porretta of Rome, Italy; sister-in-law, Maria Teresa (Anello) Campagna of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gino was predeceased by his wife, Maria Brigida Porretta who died March 23, 1998; two brothers Pompelio and Franco Porretta of Italy.