Alexander D. Kito Natario

May 3, 1940 - October 9, 2011
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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

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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.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth
181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


 

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Born: May 3, 1940
Died: October 9, 2011

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Sharon Goldberg posted on 10/12/11

Natario Family; My thoughts are with you. May you find comfort in the joyous memories that you share. Sharon

 

Steve Weaver posted on 12/7/11

I lived two doors down from Al and Rose on West street during the 60s/70s. He took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of the internal combustion engine and automobiles. This was extremely useful as a got older when I had a problem with a car while on Navy pay. Al was one of those people that took life in stride. Always cheerful and always helpful. He was always talking about his children when I came to visit and was obviously proud of them. He and Rose were one of the families that I tried to visit whenever i managed to get home to Ludlow. My deepest condolences to the family.

 

Steve Weaver posted on 12/7/11

I lived two doors down from Al and Rose on West street during the 60s/70s. He took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of the internal combustion engine and automobiles. This was extremely useful as a got older when I had a problem with a car while on Navy pay. Al was one of those people that took life in stride. Always cheerful and always helpful. He was always talking about his children when I came to visit and was obviously proud of them. He and Rose were one of the families that I tried to visit whenever i managed to get home to Ludlow. My deepest condolences to the family.

 

Steve Weaver posted on 12/7/11

I lived two doors down from Al and Rose on West street during the 60s/70s. He took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of the internal combustion engine and automobiles. This was extremely useful as a got older when I had a problem with a car while on Navy pay. Al was one of those people that took life in stride. Always cheerful and always helpful. He was always talking about his children when I came to visit and was obviously proud of them. He and Rose were one of the families that I tried to visit whenever i managed to get home to Ludlow. My deepest condolences to the family.

 

Ronald Cormier posted on 10/18/11

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of such a great man. I worked for Al during the 70s & early 80s. He was energetic, professional, discreet, and above all...fair. Al Natario was what every leader/manager/friend should be. I loved him and am truly saddened by his passing. The world has lost an exceptional man.

 

Ronald Cormier posted on 10/18/11

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of such a great man. I worked for Al during the 70s & early 80s. He was energetic, professional, discreet, and above all...fair. Al Natario was what every leader/manager/friend should be. I loved him and am truly saddened by his passing. The world has lost an exceptional man.

 

Tom & Heather Regan posted on 10/13/11

To Dinn and the entire Natario family, our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved dad. Love, Tom & Heather

 

Corine, Jack & Alyse posted on 10/13/11

We will miss your funny laugh Uncle Alex. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Rose, Chuck, Pam, Robert & Margaret.

 

Corine, Jack & Alyse posted on 10/13/11

We will miss your funny laugh Uncle Alex! Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Rose, Chuck, Pam, Robert & Margaret.

 

Rob Terzi (Terz) posted on 10/12/11

I will always remember Mr. Natario fondly. He was a great man with a great smile that always made you feel welcome. We fixed our cars & snowmobiles in his garage, we even blew-up his toaster oven with button batteries (tried to recharge them). Somehow he smiled thru it all, his love continues on with a terrific family. The pain is gone, sleep in peace, may God bless you........ Love always, Terz (Rob)

 

Margaret Natario posted on 10/12/11

Love You Dad. You will be with us always!

 

Michael Natario posted on 10/12/11

This is a really sad day, and a great loss to all who knew uncle Alec, may God give your family courage and strength and keep you going through this tough time. I'm so sorry Aunty Rose, Chuck, Pam, Dinn and Margaret. Love your nephew and cousin Michael.

 

Steve Weaver posted on 12/7/11

I lived two doors down from Al and Rose on West street during the 60s/70s. He took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of the internal combustion engine and automobiles. This was extremely useful as a got older when I had a problem with a car while on Navy pay. Al was one of those people that took life in stride. Always cheerful and always helpful. He was always talking about his children when I came to visit and was obviously proud of them. He and Rose were one of the families that I tried to visit whenever i managed to get home to Ludlow. My deepest condolences to the family.

 

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