Published DateLACONIA — James Lettieri, age 99, of Laconia, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Belknap County Nursing Home.
Mr. Lettieri was born in Cambridge, Mass. on January 10, 1914, the son of the late Benjamin and Maria (Di Napoli) Lettieri. He lived in Cambridge, Mass. and attended Cambridge and Somerville schools and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He owned and operated a local and long distance moving company, Red Van Lines of Boston, which was a family business, for forty-five years. He retired in 1969.
Mr. Lettieri was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Air Force. He retired and moved to Gilford, N.H. in 1970 and later moved to Laconia, N.H.
Mr. Lettieri's wife, Santa Maria " Mary" Lettieri, died on November 15, 1996. Family includes stepson, Joseph Freni, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Enes Freni; four grandchildren, Maria, Anita, Joseph and Susan; six great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Lettieri was predeceased by a grandson, Stephen, in 2001 and by his brothers, Michael and William and his sisters, Evelyn, Rosie, Tina, Mary and Ellenor.
A Calling hour will be held in the Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass. on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10:00AM-11:00AM
A Prayer Service will follow at 11:00AM also at the Bigelow Chapel
Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.