John J. Balletto, Sr., 92, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Montowese Health & Rehab Center.  He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly Gaiolini Balletto.  John was born in North Haven on April 8, 1926 and was the son of the late Frank and Maria Valentino Balletto.  He served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Korean War.  John had worked in the liquor industry for many years and later worked as a CT Handi-Van Companion.  He was a member of the North Haven Senior Center and the American Legion, Murray/Reynolds Post #76, North Haven.  Father of John J. Balletto, Jr. (Janet), Cindy L. Balletto and the late David A. Balletto.  Grandfather of Christopher D. Balletto and Jason R. Thompson (Ilira Steinman).  Great-Grandfather of Jayden Balletto, Amelia Faye and Ian Thompson.  Brother-in-law of Grace and Rose Balletto.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Dr. Vincent Balletto, Ursula DeMatteo, Theresa Cioffi, Domenic, Alfred, Philip, Rose Conway, Charles and Ralph Balletto.

Family and friends are invited to go directly to Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven on Wednesday morning, Nov. 21st at 11:30 to attend a Memorial Mass.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours.    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.