Dominic Joseph Petittti a longtime resident of San Pedro, California passed away on February 8, 2010. He was born in Faeto, Italy on November 21, 1920, but has resided in the United States since 1938. Mr. Petitti was immediately drafted and served in World War II as part of the Yankee Division. While stationed in Georgia, he met his future wife Alda. They were soon married. Later they moved to Alliance, Ohio where they raised two daughters: Patricia and Deborah. Mr. Petitti worked as an electrician and welder while Mrs. Petitti was employed by a loan company. Mr. Petitti loved to cook, laugh, and tell stories. But his true passion was his family. Time spent with them was never wasted. He was a friend, father and husband who found happiness in the simple moments: a joke, a cigar, a lazy Sunday afternoon. Mr. Petitti is survived by his daughters: Patricia Cailler and Deborah Petitti; nephew, Joe Petitti; grandson, Mathieu Cailler and many cousins. A gathering of family and friends will be held on February 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro, CA.

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  1. Nonno il più caro: Ascolto una posta vocale che lei ha lasciato me di tutti i giorni. Legge “Lei è la mia vita… Voglio morderla”. Mi fa ride e piange. Ma ride soprattutto. So che lei lavora per me su sulla sua alta sedia. Lei è alla pace — gioca a e ridendo carte con la sua mamma e con la nonna, la moglie ed il padre, ecc. La mancherò ogni giorno, ma trovo la consolazione e la pace nei tempi che abbiamo divise. Ti amo, Nonno. Ti amo.

  2. Thank you for your tutoring in the garage, braving the snow to reach the barbecue and to know that no matter what we were always on my side. From San Remo to Faeto or again from Marzan to Marseille and all the escapades in the States I am grateful to have share the path with you. To the one who wanted to be called Dad ” your loving Son ” Alain

  3. I only just learned of his passing, and am deeply grieved. Still, nothing ever really dies, and I hope at this sad time this sentiment finds truthful recognition and provides some small comfort. He is well remembered by good and esteemed family. I am thinking of you all.

  4. Dominic was an opera-loving Italian gentleman with a powerful presence, intellect and wit. He loved good food and wine, and his idea of a good time was to be with the right company of friends and family. His greatest love was always his family, especially his grandson, Mathieu, in whom he will continue to be a wise, guiding presence.

  5. NoNo was a man loved by everyone who had the honor of meeting him. His wit and sense of humor never left him, even in his elder years. He brought joy and laughter to his family who will miss him dearly. He is in a better place now; smiling down on his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, making sure there is laughter after the tears and humor after the sorrow. Sincerely, Christiana Metzenbaum

  6. I did not have the honor of meeting Nonno. I know he was a significant part of the Cailler’s family. I heard so many great stories about him and the wonderful impact he had on everyone’s lives. He is loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

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