Gesuele Tartaglia, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte.
He was born Nov. 22, 1940, in Italy, and moved to Port Charlotte eight years ago from Bridgeport, Conn.
Gesuele was an amazing man who worked very hard to provide for his family. He retired from Pepperidge Farm in 2005. Gesuele worked at Bridgeport Brass of South Norwalk, Conn., for many years. He was an avid Bocce player and was very active with riding his bicycle. His most memorable moments in life were always spending time with his grandchildren. Gesuele was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, and will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Teresa; two sons, Anthony (Gale) Tartaglia of Shelton, Conn., and Domenic (Susan) Tartaglia of Milford, Conn.; daughter, Carmela (Sabino) Falconieri of Shelton; sister, Carmela Tartaglia-Valle of Italy; brother, Pasquale (Connie) Tartaglia of Norwalk; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Dana, Anthony, Michael, Kristina, Robert, Jenna and Amanda; his beloved sisters-in-law, Maria and Robert Hemingway, and Carmela and Achille Battaglia; and his brothers-in-law, Generoso and Elpidio Rauccio. He was preceded in death by his brother, Nuzio Tartaglia.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.