Emilio Lucatino, 80, of Northford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband to Maria DiMatteo Lucatino for 60 years. Emilio was born in Gioia Sannitica, Province of Caserta, Italy on July 2, 1938 and was the son of the late Vincenzo and Rosa Troiano Lucatino. He had worked for Blakeslee, Arpaia & Chapman for many years until his retirement. Emilio loved spending time with his family and teaching his children and grandchildren all of his Italian traditions, making homemade wine and tomato sauce, gardening and playing Italian cards. Father of Vincent (Judite) Lucatino, Rosa (Albert) DeLeo, Linda DiVirgilio, Louis (Luann) Lucatino, Albert (Lisa) Lucatino and John (Michele) Lucatino. Brother of Livia (Raffaele) D’Antonio, Lorenzo (Fiorgia) Lucatino, John (Regina) Lucatino, Josephine (Livio) Zurlo, Enrico (Alphonsina) Lucatino and the late Michael Lucatino, Margaret (Angelo) Fiondella and Joseph Lucatino. Brother-in-law of Michelina and Nancy Lucatino. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Alan Rodriguez and also to the VNA Hospice nurses Christi and Kirsten for their care and compassion.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Wednesday morning at 11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven at 11:30. Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford 06437.