Wiliam Molfetto

Obituary of Wiliam V. Molfetto

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William Vito Molfetto (aka Bill, Poppy, Uncle V) passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 21, 2022, in Sugar Land, Texas at the age of 92. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 15, 1929, to Michael and Stella Bruno Molfetto. Bill had a very interesting and adventurous life in his early years, quitting school in the 6th grade to help support his family after his father died at a young age, followed by leaving home at the age of 14 and joining the Merchant Marines, under the guise that he was 17. He was then drafted into the Army during the Korean War and was trained as a paratrooper. While in the military, he began exchanging letters with a sweet young girl named, Rose Roselli from Valley Stream, New York, who would become the love of his life. They married on October 28, 1956, and eventually made their life in Marlboro, New York. He worked as a laborer on a wrecking crew in New York City prior to moving to Marlboro. After settling in the Hudson Valley, he found employment as a delivery man for Pesavento's Beef Grocery Store for a short time before being hired by IBM in plant maintenance, retiring after 25 years. In addition to working at IBM, he maintained the Marlboro Town Hall for several years and the Marlboro Post Office for over 30 years. He proudly served St. Mary's Catholic Church, as an usher for many years until he moved to Texas in 2012. Bill was preceded in death by immediate family members, beloved wife, Rose Roselli Molfetto; mother, Stella Bruno Molfetto; father, Michael Molfetto; brother, Dominick Molfetto; and sister, Anastasia Molfetto Motta. Also preceding him in death were sister-in-law Angela "Lena" Carofano and husband Rocco "Rocky", and Charlie and Mary Carofano. Bill is survived by immediate family including daughter, Tina Wing and husband Bill of Spring Branch, Texas and son, Bill Molfetto and wife Lisa of Sugar Land, Texas. Grandchildren include Stephanie Marie Wing of California, Cameron Chase Molfetto of Georgia, Landon Taylor Molfetto of Texas, Braden Michael Molfetto of Texas, and special "grandson", Kenny Bower of New York. In addition, Bill had extended family and friends who played an integral role in his and Rose's life throughout the years but several who became invaluable after both of his children moved to Texas for work. These include Jeri Carofano Rhoades, Jana Calabrese, Jess Marinelli, Peter Carofano, and Melody Festa. Additional nieces and nephews include Greg Festa, Keith Festa, Jacqueline Carofano Krezeminski, Peter Carofano "Big Pete" (deceased), Stella Motta Fiore, Richard Motta, Nicolina Motta Anastasio, Paulette Motta Tschaikowsky, Annette Motta, Frank Motta, Joseph Motta, Dominick Molfetto, Jeanette Molfetto, and sister-in-law Jeannie Molfetto. Bill was a devoted Yankees, Mets, Giants, and later when he moved to Texas, Astro's fan. His favorite past-time over the last 8 years since living in Texas has been watching his grandsons play baseball, gambling, and eating all things Texan. He thoroughly enjoyed every meal, but particularly loved his hotdogs, ribs, shrimp, and even learned to love crawfish as well. He was a devoted son, husband, father, and friend to all that knew him. His greatest accomplishment, however, was providing the most endearing, unselfish love to Rose during her later years. He was the life of every party and eternally proud of his family often saying that "he had the best kids ever". There are not enough words to truly portray the kind, genuine, no-filter, nice guy that Bill was, but his family liked to refer to him as "The Man, The Myth, The Legend" and he will surely live on in our memories for eternity. We know that the first words out of his mouth when he was reunited with his adored wife was, "You' re a beauty Rose". Calling hours will be Monday, January 31, 2022, from 4-7pm at DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 1,2022, at 10:30 at St. Mary's Church, Marlboro. Interment will follow, alongside his wife, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Marlboro. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Make-A-Wish Foundation (https://wish.org/texgulf). Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 31, 2022
The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc
1290 Route 9W
Marlboro, New York, United States


10:30 am
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
St. Mary's Church
1209 Route 9W
Marlboro, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Mary's Cemetery
510 Lattintown Road
Marlboro, New York, United States
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