Alexander Kito Natario 1940-2011 Ludlow 71 was called to Eternal rest on
October 9th, 2011. He was born in Ludlow, the son of Jose and Maria (Alves) Natario.
He attended Ludlow High School, receiving letters in 3 sports, and in the summer of ‘57 joined the Army at an early age of 17. He served his country for 3 years , was in Korea when Trumans police action, better known as the Korean War was officially over, and earned his Honorable discharge after 3 years of service. Back in the States he met his wife, Rosemarie, started a family and a long aerospace career.
He worked at Pratt & Whitney of East Hartford Connecticut, which included Rentschler Field then an airfield, and now UConn Huskies Football stadium of the same name. He worked for 35 years with many great engineers and friends at Pratt & Whitney and saw the introduction and development of many aircraft engines used in todays military and commercial aircraft. He was a supervisor to thousands, and loved by most, due to his leadership style, belief in teamwork and contagious passion. The F-16 Falcon, the F-15 Eagle, and the Boeing 747 are just a few of the many aircraft with P& W engines. He wore many hats in his lifetime as a son, brother, soldier, husband, instructor, father baseball coach, and caring volunteer. He was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed riding and passed on his love of riding to his family. He loved American automobiles, Cadillacs and classics. He was a very active member, and recent commander of the Korean War Veterans Chapter 2000.
He leaves his beloved wife of 50 years, Rosemarie (Osif); his son Charles, daughter Pamela and her husband Andre, son Robert and his wife Tracy, and his daughter Margaret; his sister Lucy and her husband Jack Andre, sister in law Claire Natario, stepmother Ana Natario, brother Chick Natario and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Doug, his mother Maria and Father Jose.
Dad, Kito, Al, you will be missed.
His relative and friends are invited to Meet Directly at Church Friday for 10 AM, when a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Offered by the Catholic Community of ST. Elizabeth in St. John the Baptist Church 181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow. Msgr Homer P. Gosselin will Preside. Rites of Committal With Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4PM to 7pm at Kapinos-Mazur Funeral home, 64 Sewall Street Ludlow. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to St Elizabeths Take and Eat Meals Program, 181 Hubbard Street Ludlow, Mass For further information, directions, and on line guestbook please visit www.KapinosMazurFH.com Independently Owned and Operated Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home and Cremation With Confidence by Kapinos-Mazur Care For The Community Since 1932
His relative and friends are invited to Meet Directly at Church Friday for 10 AM, when a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Offered by the Catholic Community of ST. Elizabeth in St. John the Baptist Church 181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow. Msgr Homer P. Gosselin will Preside. Rites of Committal With Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.