Concetto J. (Jake) Scalia
BRISTOL - Concetto J. (Jake) Scalia, husband of Bernadette (Peltier) Scalia, peacefully turned his life over to his Lord Thursday, June 28, 2007. Jake was born in Bristol Feb. 4, 1924, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Sardo) Scalia. Following his graduation from Bristol High School, Jake served in the Army, stationed in Europe during World War II. After completing his service, he began a long tenure at the former Bristol Brass Corp., retiring after 38 years. In his spare time, Jake officiated at various athletic events to fulfill his love of sports. For several years, he umpired in the Bristol Industrial Fastpitch Softball League, while winters found him refereeing basketball games at the former St. Anthony High School. Jake was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Church, the West End Athletic Club and, later in life, was a member of Bristol Lodge of Elks No. 1010. Family vacations reflected his love of sun, sand, sea and several European trips highlighted his middle years. The last 20 years found Jake wintering in Pompano Beach, Fla. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Douglas Reppert of Ohio, and two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Karen (Sweeney) Scalia and John and Nancy (Orr) Scalia, all of Bristol. Beloved grandchildren include Karla (Reppert) and Ben Hoppe of Ohio, Emily and Michael Scalia and Jeffrey, Kimberly and Katy Scalia, all of Bristol; and a newborn great-grandson, Owen Thomas Hoppe of Ohio. His survivors also include his brother, Dominic, of Wethersfield; sisters Mary Scalia and Lucy Santullo; and sister-in-law, Ann Scalia, all of Bristol. He was predeceased by brothers Anthony (Tony) Scalia and Frank Scalia. The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the caring staff at Ingraham Manor. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol, to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Anthony Development Fund, 111 School St., Bristol, CT 06010 or St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Bristol Inc., P.O. Box 1922, Bristol, CT 06010. www.Dunnfh.com.