Joseph R. Lametta, Sr., 89
Joseph R. Lametta, Sr., of Norwalk, husband of Katherine Italiano Lametta, died on Tuesday, July 14, at Norwalk Hospital. He was 89.
Born in Norwalk, on July 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Antonio and Carmella Piccarella Lametta and had been a lifelong Norwalk resident.
He was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. Along with his brother, James, he was the co-owner of Lametta Brothers Masonry Contractors.
After his discharge from the Marines in 1947, he started playing basketball locally with the Spring Hill Tigers Basketball Team. In the 1950’s and 60’s many teams would try to sign the tall, high-scoring Lametta.
A staunch supporter of the military and veterans, he was a member of the American Legion and a fixture in the Norwalk Memorial Day Parade along with his late brother Jimmy.
In addition to his wife Katherine, Lametta is survived by three children, Joseph R. Lametta, Jr. (wife Wendy) of Wilton; son Ronald of Newtown and daughter Patricia Goldbach (husband Kurt) of Newtown; four grandchildren, Matthew, Christine, Amy and Sara; three sisters: Connie Williams, Louise Scianna and Rose Burke and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, July 20, at St. Phillip Roman Catholic Church, Norwalk. Interment followed in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Arrangements were by Collins Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.