FRAMINGHAM – Enrico Lentoni, 99, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
He was the beloved husband of 70 years to the late Vincenza A. “Angie” (Speranza) Lentoni, who died in 2017.
Lentoni proudly served with honor in the United States Army from 1941 to 1946 with Company E 38th Infantry Regiment in Northern France and Rhineland.
He also served under the leadership of General Patton and was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944.
For over 30 years, Lentoni was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
He was a devoted family man who will truly be missed by his family.
He loved to take car rides with his family, especially trips to the ocean, enjoying the sights, sounds and smell of the salt water from New Hampshire to Rhode Island. All the while eating his favorite lunch, McDonald’s chicken nuggets, fries and coffee with extra cream and sugar.
He loved to reminisce, laugh and sing. He was a wonderful story teller and had some special one-liners about dogs. One in particular, Rico always asked “where’s the flea garage.”
He is survived by his children, Gregg Lentoni and his wife Pam of Hopkinton, and Susan Barss of Framingham; three grandchildren, Marissa and Kathryn Lentoni both of Hopkinton and Gia Barss-Tetreault and her husband Chris of Worcesterand many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Ida Russell, George Lentoni, Alsa Szambelan and Bruno Lentoni.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley Street in Framingham.
Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting hours at Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the DAV, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, (dav.org)