Domenico Predoti89, Italian immigrant, maintenance worker

By on November 30, 2011

Domenico Predoti, 89, of Landis Homes, Lititz, and formerly of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster, Mount Joy.

He was born in Cittanova, Reggio Calabria, Italy, to the late Giuseppi and Concetta (Muraturi) Predoti.

Domenico is survived by his wife: Palma (Fondacaro) Predoti, of Landis Homes. They would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18.

He immigrated to America in 1948 after serving with the Italian Army as a cook for the King in World War II. Domenico was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He retired from the maintenance department at Dodger Pines Country Club in Vero Beach, Fla. His career started off in the embroidery industry then as a custodian in the Teaneck school system in New Jersey. He formerly resided in Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey, Vero Beach, Fla., and moved to Landis Homes four years ago. He enjoyed playing bocce ball, guitar, bagpipes, harmonica and cooking Italian meals.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Joseph, husband of Anna Predoti, of Lititz; John, husband of Josie Predoti, of Vero Beach, Flad.; a daughter: Connie, wife of James Andrews, of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 29 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster, with The Rev. Paul J. Theisz as celebrant. Final farewell and commendation was held in the mausoleum at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Domenico’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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