Donato Panetta

Donato "Dan" Panetta

Thursday, May 26th, 1927 - Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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GENEVA- Donato A. “Dan” Panetta, age 91, of Geneva passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Geneva General Hospital.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (March 9) at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Dan was born on May 26, 1927 in Geneva. He was the son of the late Franco and Clorinda Racine Panetta.

Dan was a WWII Veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Mid-Atlantic and Mediterranean war zones.
Dan also served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne in WWII in the Pacific.

Dan worked as a Stone Mason for 38 years, and he was a member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local #3 New York-Rochester Chapter.

Dan was a member of the Order Sons of Italy Lodge 2397, American Legion Winnek Post 396, and Our Lady of Peace Parish. Dan was a loving husband and father who was an avid gardener and a huge Notre Dame Football fan.

Dan is survived by his wife of 68 years Olga, his son Mario Panetta, and his daughter-in-law Wendy Panetta of Geneva, and his granddaughter Leanna Cook of Rochester.

Dan was predeceased by his daughter Theresa Panetta and his son Michael Panetta.
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    St. Francis deSales Church
    130 Exchange St
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    Rev. Thomas P. Mull
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    PreEmption Rd
    GENEVA, NY 14456
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James and Patricia Laws

Posted at 11:29am
Olga Mario and Wendy, So sorry for your loss.

Melanie D'Alesandro- Dale

Posted at 08:44pm
Olga, Mario, and Wendy~ I'm so sorry to hear about Dan. He was truly an amazing, wonderful man. He was my dad's best friend, and always was looking out for my mom after dad passed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristie McDonough

Posted at 09:14am
Mario and Wendy, we are so sorry for your loss. Dan was a great man, I remember dancing with him at your wedding! I know he will be missed greatly.
We are praying for both of you and for Olga during this time. Let God's peace and comfort cover you as your hearts begin to heal.
Love, Scott, Kristie and Isabella

Scott, Kristie and Isabella

Posted at 08:25am
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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