Patrick “Pat” Moretti

WATERTOWN — Patrick “Pat” Moretti, 86, of Watertown, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital.

Pat was born December 20, 1933, in Bronx, N.Y., the only child of Carlo Moretti and Caroline (Iuso) Vadas. He moved to Connecticut at a young age and was raised in Greenwich. After graduating from Greenwich High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was a proud veteran of the Korean War.

Following his military service, Pat used the G.I. Bill to attend the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he taught social studies at Naugatuck High School for 43 years, a dedicated and respected teacher. It was at Naugatuck High that Pat met Joyce Nizelski, the love of his life and his wife of almost 55 years.

Pat was a wonderful father and proud grandfather who loved having his family around him.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Joyce (Nizelski) Moretti; his children, Tracy Moretti Torrejon (John Adamcewicz) of Willimantic, Patrick Moretti of Watertown, Christopher Moretti (Caroline) of Shelton, Nancy Moretti Herold (Joseph Rubbo) of Waterbury and Pedro Torrejon of Apex, N.C. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Sam, Lucas, Pilar and Eva Torrejon, Jeremie, Matthieu and Julien Moretti and Drew and James Herold.

Graveside services took place June 22 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 669 Platt Rd., Watertown. Arrangements were by Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St., Willimantic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, Fla. 32886.

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