Obituary: Peter G. Sotere, 91, of Milford

Peter G. Sotere, age 91, longtime resident of Milford and beloved husband for 58 years to the late Dorothy M. Culbert Sotere, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael’s Campus.

Born in New Haven on March 18, 1922, he was the son of the late George P and Geleomina Biancavilla Sotere.

A true patriot, he served with pride and honor during WWII in the US Navy as an aviation radioman 1st Class. Prior to his retirement, Peter was an electrical engineer for SNET.

He was an avid bowler and as a dedicated and proud member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, he was a 4th degree Knight and served as a past treasurer.

A warm, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, his sense of humor and gentle manner will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Peter A. Sotere (Joan) of West Haven, Valerie L. Seely of Norwalk and Pamela S. Maddox (Glenn) of WA; his cherished grandchildren, Walter “Chip” and Laura Seely and Linzi, MeiLing and Bryan Maddox; his sister, Pauline Calandro (Harry) of Milford, brother-in-law Edward Jetmar; nephews, Ernest Levesque (Jaqueline) of GA and Lawrence Jetmar of CA; niece Paula DiNello (Paul) of Northford and many more loving family members and friends.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Rose Sotere and Irene Levesque.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 1st at 9:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford, CT. 06460. Interment following at King’s Highway Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, July 31st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.

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