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“We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. Craig and Pam Fattibene ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Tice

“Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate. Rest in peace, we have the watch. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: A Fellow US Navy Sailor - CT

“John, I was sorry to hear of your dad's death. I remember meeting him over lunch at Fairfield University joined by by Father Kelley, you and I ...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: George Diffley

“We are so sorry for your loss, we always enjoyed our visits with him. He will be missed. Dr Luck Mandy Kara ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of John Petti, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Alphonso - FL

“The country is in mourning for a veteran has passed away ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss . " Gramps " was one in a million Thinking of you all XO ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Hilary Tutoli

“We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was truly a wonderful person who cared about his family and was proud of all of their accomplishments. ...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Pamala Shaughnessey Banks

“I worked for you John at MBI,Inc. he was a man of integrity and high standards. He taught me what the meaning of the word loyalty was all about. I...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Martin Hasak - Stamford, CT

“We remember your dad with such great memories! Please accept our most sincere sympathy for your entire family. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Love, Cindy, Al and Allie

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING THE FAMILY A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“We know how much your dad/gramps/friend John meant to all of you and how devoted you were to him. We are so sorry for your loss. With love, Cynthia...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Cynthia Ziehl

“John and Courtney,Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts, love and prayers... May he rest in peace. Love, Mario and Mirella Brancato ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mario and Mirella Brancato - CT

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT


John George Petti, Jr. passed away at his home in Westport on May 3, 2017, just shy of his 90th birthday. Born and raised in the Bronx, John was the star quarterback of his high school football team, before joining the Navy and serving as a medic during World War II. After the war, he returned home to complete his education and attend New York University. At that time, a mutual friend introduced him to Inez, the love of his life. The couple married in 1949 and the romance continued for over 50 years, until her death in 2001. John was an extremely devoted husband and father whose mission was to care and provide for his family. Born into a family of modest means, John set out to succeed in business and amply accomplished that goal. Determined and forceful, John joined the Sperry Rand Corporation in the 1950s and quickly rose through the ranks. As John's career with the corporation advanced, the family moved from the Bronx to Westport, CT to Milan, Italy, and then to Frankfurt, Germany. The family spent 12 happy and exciting years overseas before returning to the United States in 1974, once again settling in Westport. John completed his successful business career in 1990 as an executive with MBI Inc. John leaves behind his sister, Marie Clancy of Los Angeles, CA; his two children, Lisa Calvocoressi of New Haven CT, and John Petti III and his wife Courtney of Fairfield CT; his dear friend Joy Peshkin of Weston CT; his former son-in-law, Thomas Calvocoressi of Berlin CT; and eleven grandchildren, two nieces, and one nephew. In addition to his wife Inez, John was predeceased by his brother, Michael, and sister, Settimia. The family is deeply indebted to Vee, Rosa, and Norma. The outstanding care they provided enabled John to remain at home during his illness, in accordance with his wishes. In addition to his work and family, John's great passion was tennis, a sport he discovered in his 30s. A superior athlete, John quickly mastered the game and became a skilled doubles player. As a child growing up in the Bronx, John did not have the opportunity to play the sport. To support youth tennis and John's love of the game, contributions may be made to New York Junior Tennis and Learning that has brought tennis to young people in the City's five boroughs for the past 45 years, 58-12 Queens Boulevard #1, Woodside, NY 11377. The family will hold a private service that will include interment at Willowbrook Cemetery, with military honors. To sign John's online register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com.