Louis G. Petti
South Chatham – Louis G. Petti, 75 of South Chatham and Tucson, Ariz. passed away peacefully at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on October 2, 2017. He had been a stroke survivor since the age of 61 and fought a most courageous battle with cancer for the past six years.
Louis (known as Lou, dad, PaPa Lou, cousin, friend) is survived by his loving wife Cynthia (known as Cindy) and his three children Christopher Petti and his wife Maryam Yamani, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Maria Petti and her husband Darrin Cozzolino of Westport, Conn.; and Kristen Gondim of Dorchester. He was the proud grandfather of Matthew, Andrew, Aryana, Alex, Alondra and Ebony. He also leaves his brothers Vincent Petti and his wife Joan of Yonkers, N.Y., Edward Petti and his wife Rosemary of Stamford, Conn., cousins and many nieces & nephews. Louis had loved his canine kids, too. They were Wheaton Terriers named Boomer (RIP), Daisy (RIP), and his service dog Willow who is still looking for him.
Louis retired as a Vice President & Corporate Officer of United States Surgical Corporation (now a part of Medtronic) in Norwalk, Conn. He was responsible for Information Technology & Telecommunications worldwide. The company manufactures and markets wound closure products and advanced surgical devices.
Louis’ passion for sports led him to play competitive senior softball in Arizona and Connecticut. He was a diehard fan of the N.Y. Mets, N.Y. Jets and the N.Y. Knicks. Despite his stroke and cancer challenges, Louis actively trained at the Chatham Health and Swim Club in Chatham and Body Basics in Tucson, Ariz.
Louis was an attentive student at the University of Arizona Speech and Hearing Clinics where he continued to recover his language and speech years after his stroke. He was a devote Roman Catholic. Louis read and spoke scripture every morning prior to daily Mass.
Louis had been philanthropic with a number of organizations of which his special attention was given to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for traumatic brain injury, St. Vincent de Paul Societies in both MA and AZ and the Girl Scout Council of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
As his daughter Maria recently wrote about her father Louis: “I will always cherish my dad, his love, his life lessons, his values, his appreciation for the simple life, his goodness, his passions, his heart and soul and all that he shared with us in his time while here. (He is) Forever in my heart.”
After cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Ave, Chatham at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017, followed by interment at the Holy Trinity Memorial Wall and Columbarium, 246 Route 28 West Harwich, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society near your home or a charity of your choice.
Notes of comfort may be made to his family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com