Eugene T. Jannetty, Sr., 79, of Prospect, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the VITAS Hospice Unit at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, surrounded by the love of his wife Patricia (Rabis) and son Gino.
Gene was born on August 15, 1943 in Waterbury, the son of the late Agnes (Ward) and Eugene H. Jannetty. Gene was a graduate of Wilby High School and Hartford Regional Technical School. He was a barber for many years before opening his own business, Jannetty Electrical & Heating, with Gino. He also worked at the Mitchell-Bate Co. as a fabricator and welder.
He met the love of his life, Patricia, when they were just 16 and together they shared 59 beautiful years of marriage. Gene was a diehard UConn Women’s basketball fan and enjoyed watching old westerns and reading in his spare time. He was very active even up until his last days. He loved spending time outdoors and being in the warmth of the sun. You could find Gene in his backyard splitting firewood, landscaping, or puttering in his garden, planting blueberries, fruits, and vegetables. He was also an avid fisherman and would often spend the day at the Housatonic River enjoying the solitude and waiting for that next big catch.
Gene is survived by his wife Patricia and his son Eugene “Gino” Jannetty, Jr., both of Prospect, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gene is predeceased by his daughter Lisa M. Jannetty.
Gene’s family would like to thank the hospice staff and chaplains at VITAS for all their compassionate care, as well as a heartfelt thanks to his loving niece Donna Patterson, and his treasured friends Ed Petro and Bill Camp.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Rd. in Prospect. Those attending are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of his family. Prospect Memorial / The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Jannetty family.
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