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Obituary - Vincent L. Corleto

Vincent L. Corleto

Date of Passing: December 9th, 2013

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Vincent L. Corleto, 92, of New Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke''s Healthcare, with his family by his side. He was born August 19, 1921, in Utica, the son of the late Donato and Mary Albano Corleto and was educated in New York Mills and Whitesboro schools. He was a Staff Sergeant with the US Army Air Force, serving with the 8th Division during WW II. On September 3, 1945, at St. John the Baptist Church in Rome, he married Louise R. Cianchetti, a loving union of 68 years. For 32 years, Mr. Corleto was a Manufacturing Control Specialist with General Electric in Utica, retiring in 1983. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Catholic Church in New Hartford. Surviving besides his wife, Louise; is a son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Anne Corleto of New Hartford; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Marie Corleto of Utica; three grandchildren, Ami Corleto Bales and her husband, David, Joseph Corleto and his wife, Jackie and Theresa Corleto; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Louise Corleto and Everett Joseph Corleto ; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Linda Corleto-Redmond; two sisters, Nancy Houck and Josephine Moda; and two brothers, John and Rocco Corleto. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church, New Hartford. Interment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 PM at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford.

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Natalie

Louise and family, Jim,-I often refer to him as "My Cousin Vinny -was one of my favorite cousins and a true hero of WWII. I especially enjoyed talking about his time as a waist gunner on a B-17 with the 8th Air Force. He was a modest man and did not want his war experience in my "Star in the Window" book because he thought it would sound too much like bragging. I did follow his wishes, but did tell him that everyone should know of his bravery during the war. I considered his story one of the most exciting and interesting. We will miss him. With sincere sympathy. Louie and Shirlee
Louis C. Langone

Aunt Louise, Jimmy and family, Sonia and I are very saddened to learn of Uncle Jimís passing. I have many fond memories of my Uncle Jim. When I was growing up he was one of the heroes of WWII that inspired me in many ways. My mother often told us about his time in the Army Air Corps and being shot down in a B-17 and landing in neutral territory in Sweden. Later in life I found a written account of that event published at the time. When I was a young, Uncle Jim got me interested in coin collecting, a hobby that I still have today. I remember when he built his house and how very hard he would work in his garden. That was a long time ago but I remember Uncle Jim in a special way as an example of how one should live his life and as a model of the greatest generation.
Bill Houck

He was my grandfather, too, and I'm going to miss those Friday nights.
David Corleto-Bales

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy & Doug Ebersold

So sorry to learn of you Dad's passing. He and family will remain in our family's prayers.
Tim & Colleen Moylan Family