Edward J. DellaBitta, 90, of Marion, Conn., and Bokeelia, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Southington Care Center.
He was born April 8, 1923 in Southington to Louis and Angelina (Grattiola) DellaBitta, now deceased. He was the beloved husband of Isabelle (Leahey) DellaBitta for 63 years.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon his return, he entered the construction field and with his brothers and a family friend, formulated DellaBitta-Bassola Construction Company Inc., which built many bridges throughout the state of Connecticut. His entrepreneurial spirit continued with numerous business ventures. He was a founder and director of Citizen's National Bank and owned and operated Simone Brothers Oil Company in addition to numerous real estate ventures.
Edward J. DellaBitta
He was an avid fisherman and when in Florida, he was on his boat every day. He loved to travel and visited family and friends in Italy every year.
In addition to his wife, Isabelle, he is survived by his son, Thomas (Lynda) DellaBitta of Marion, Conn.; his daughter, Nancy (Donald) King of Carlisle, Mass.; his brother, Frank DellaBitta of Louisiana; and his grandchildren, John and Lindsey King, Thomas(Ashley) Jr. and Andrea (Frank) DeLuca. He was also blessed with his great-granddaughter Alana.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Aldo, Andrew, Louis and Albert; and his sister, Anna.
Donations in hhis memory may be made to Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.
Funeral services were held privately and at the convenience of the family.
Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.