Aug. 10, 1936 Waterbury New Haven County Connecticut, USA
Apr. 11, 2009 Waterbury New Haven County Connecticut, USA
OAKVILLE — Mr. Michael A. Paternoster Sr., age 72, of Fiume Street, Oakville, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Waterbury Hospital after an extended illness. He was the husband of Holly (Poulin) Paternoster.
Mr. Paternoster was born Aug. 10, 1936, in Waterbury, the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Giannini) Paternoster. He attended Kaynor Technical School and worked as a machine operator at Scovill Mfg. for many years. His hobbies included camping and fishing as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. He volunteered with the Connecticut Special Olympics where he was a coach for cycling and cross country skiing events and was a member of the "Kennecticut Hardware Coffee Club" and a parishioner of All Saints Episcopal Church in Oakville.
Besides his wife, Holly, of 49 years, Mr. Paternoster is survived by two sons, Michael Anthony Paternoster Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of South Glastonbury and Gary Paternoster of Oakville; and two sisters, Theresa and Victoria Bovat, both of Oakville. He also leaves three grandchildren, Kaela, Collin and Nicholas, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Dominick Paternoster, and his sister, Esther Brazee.
A memorial service for Mr. Paternoster will be held Tuesday evening, April 14, at 7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 262 Main St., Oakville. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the church's memorial garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Watertown Area Association for Special Citizens, c/o Rocco Calabrese, Litchfield Road, Watertown 06795; or to All Saints Episcopal Church, Scholarship Fund, 262 Main St., Oakville 06779.
The O'Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville, has been entrusted to assist the family with funeral arrangements.