Jun 302017

Harry P. Bartocetti, 85, beloved husband of Nettie Azzaro Bartocetti of Orange passed away June 26, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Loving father of Laura (Robert) Keefe of Guilford, Lisa Bartocetti and companion Patrick Connellan and John (Barbara) Bartocetti all of Orange and Rick (Stephanie) Bartocetti of Hamden. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Maureen), Neil and Paige Keefe and Adam Bartocetti. Son of the late John and Albina Biagetti Bartocetti. Brother of Ada Burns of East Haven and the late Laudia Perrone and Mary Tope.

Harry graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1949, earned his B.S. Degree from Yale University in 1953 and M.A. Degree in 1955 from Yale University School of Music.

He served in the National Guard and is an alumnus of the United States Military Academy where he performed as a member of the West Point Band from 1956-1959.

He was an instrumental music teacher for the West Haven Board of Education, The Neighborhood Music School, Central and Western CT State Universities, The University of Bridgeport and The Hartt School of Music.

He was the principle oboist of the New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Stamford Symphonies, and staff musician for the Bushnell Memorial, CT Saxophone Quartet, Elm City Wind, Oakdale and Shubert Theaters. Known as the “consummate musician,” Harry was an “arranger, composer, conductor, educator, and music copyist.

Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven FRIDAY from 4:00-8:00 PM and are asked to go directly to Holy Infant Church Saturday morning for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00.

Interment with military honors will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sign Harry’s guestbook online at www.portofuneralhomes.net

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