NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Carmine "Mel" Moliterno of Southbury, Conn., formerly of New Rochelle, died Friday, Oct. 19. She was 81.
Moliterno was born March 6, 1931, in Mount Vernon to Felice and Louise Crocco Moliterno. He graduated from Evander Childs High School and served in the Army during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953.
Moliterno earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Wharang Distinguished Military Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars. After returning from the war, Moliterno married Evelyn Iannuzzi on Jan. 24, 1954, at Holy Family Church.
He joined REC Corp. as vice president of manufacturing. He and his family settled in New Rochelle, where they lived for 40 years. In 1987, he co-founded MJS Contracting Corp. with his son, Stephen. Moliterno enjoyed boxing and had a passion for music, singing and dancing. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three children, Valerie (Tony) Vanadia, Mindy (Steve) Chanelli and Stephen (Michele) Moliterno; a sister, Phyllis Moliterno Gagliardi of Coral Springs, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at John J. Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, with the Rev. Ferdinando Berardi officiating. Burial will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery in New Rochelle