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Concetto J. Torneo

Concetto J. (Chet) Torneo, 86, of Bristol, CT, passed away, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at The  Bristol Hospital, he was the husband of Mary (Maniccia) Torneo..

Chet was born in Winsted, CT on April 19, 1928,.the son of the late Sebastiano and Giovannina (Bazzano) Torneo.

He was a veteran in the Korean War receiving a Bronze Star. He worked at Bristol Brass company for 33 years and at Green Hill School for 10 years
He spent most of his life volunteering for St. Anthony Church and receiving The Archdiocesan St. Joseph Medal of Honor award in 2012.

Beside his wife of Bristol, he is survived by, 2 sons, John J. Torneo and Leo M. Torneo both of Bristol and a special granddaughter, Lydia M. McGuiness, plus nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Bristol Hospital ICU and the floor G23 for all the caring and care giving their father.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church, Bristol, CT, at 10:00 on Wednesday March 25th.  Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery Bristol, CT. Calling hours will be at Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St., Bristol, CT 06010 on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.

Donations can be made to St. Anthony Development Fund 111 School St. Bristol, CT 06010

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Mary, Leo, and John,
I would like to express my deepest condolences on the occasion of the death of Chet. Chet was a loving and devoted member of St. Anthony's. He gave so many years of his life to our Church and School.  I personally relied on Chet for so many things. I enjoyed his sense of humor as well. Chet did everything for the glory of God!  May God reward him with eternal peace and happiness. I am so sorry I cannot be there but I will say a Mass for the happy  repose of his soul in Rome.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father AL Fontana, Pastor
St. Anthony Church

Father AL Fontana Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

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simona torneo Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Chet was a wonderful friend to the faculty and children of SAS. I was always thankful for his gentleness and patience for the children as they chased their balls at recess. We so appreciated his work around the school and church, not to mention all the lunches he helped with. May he rest in peace.

Linda Frenette Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

John and Lydia -

I am sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather.  My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.  Take comfort that he is in a better, peaceful, painless place.


Diane Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Mary, John and Leo,

I have the fondest memories of Chet , his willing smile and happy demeanor at all our family get togethers.  I am so sorry for your loss, he was a truly happy man and loved you all  so much.

On  behalf of my mother and father, who held him in the highest regard, rest in peace, Chet.  There is a beautiful family table waiting for you, enjoy!

Cindy Torneo Mar 24 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Torneo and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.  I have so many found memories of Mr. Torneo.  He was such an amazing man and so very giving of himself to St. Anthony's school and church.  My dad also enjoyed all the times cooking for the children with him and the lunch crew.  I will miss seeing him after the Osia meetings.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  
Maria (Maniscalco) & George  D'Addario & Tony and Marie Maniscalco

Maria DAddario Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM

My dearest Mary -
I am so very sorry for your loss.  Chet was such a lovely man and a joy to be around.  My heart and prayers go out to you during this time of sadness.
Much love and hugs - Sandra Marenna Fields

Sandra Marenna Fields Mar 23 2015 12:00 AM

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