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David W Colite

August 9, 1944 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 74)


David W. Colite, Sr., 74, of Kensington, husband of Lawrie A. (Petuskis) Colite, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.  Born in Meriden, a son of the late William R. and Helen (Swienton) Colite, David was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in South Carolina, where he was a member of the honor guard.  While in the military, David traveled extensively.

David was employed as an electrician by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Southington and Middletown until retiring as in 2006.  In his younger years, he was a star football player for the Southington Knights. David was a 3rd Degree member of the Msgr. Graylish K of C, Council # 3675 and was a member of St. Paul Church, Kensington.

Besides his wife, David is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law:  David W. Colite, Jr. of Meriden and Timothy D. (Wendy) Colite of Bristol, two daughters:  Sheila Colite of Plantsville and Tarita Colite of South Carolina, two step-children:  Kim and Andrew, one brother:  Dr. William R. Colite of Middletown, 8 grandchildren:  Erika, Sevasti, Samantha, Abigail, Sheila Raye, Hailey, Sarah, and Dominic, one great-grandson:  Hendrix, one uncle:  Dominic Bologna, two nephews:  Dr. Stephen (Lauren) Colite and Dr. Mark (Rachel) Colite, several great nieces, nephews and his former wife:  Patricia Colite-Meyer.

Friends and family may call at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Funeral for David will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St., Kensington.  Burial with full military honors will follow at South Kensington Burying Grounds.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 5, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Berlin Memorial Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Mass of Christian Burial
August 6, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Paul Church (Berlin, Kensington, Alling Street)

Interment following funeral service
August 6, 2019

South Kensington Burial Grounds
South Kensington Road ( Route 364 )
Kensington, CT 06037

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