Pietro "Pete" Pelella, of the Hamlet of Wallkill, a retired draftsman for IBM in Fishkill entered into rest Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Elant at Meadow Hill Nursing Home in Newburgh. He was 79.
The son of the late Biaggio and Anna Crisci Pelella, Pete was born February 4, 1936 in Newburgh.
Pete was a loving husband and a wonderful father.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara L. Wright Pelella at home, children: Holly Pelella of the Hamlet Wallkill, Peter Pelella and his wife, Lauren of St. Petersburg, Florida, Timothy Pelella and his wife, Kris of Tarpon Springs, Florida and JoAnn DeFazio and husband, Robert of Wittmann, Arizona, his brother, Henry Pelella of Newburgh, grandchildren: Tiffany, Alyssa, Anthony and Brianna. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by twelve siblings.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte 32) Newburgh. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30th at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Pete's memory to the charity of one's choice.