Obituary: Carmine Moliterno (1931 - 2012), Korean War Vet Awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart


Carmine "Mel" Moliterno, age 81, of Southbury, CT, formerly of New Rochelle, NY died on October 19, 2012.

The son of the late Felice and Louise (Crocco) Moliterno, he served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 - 1953 where his bravery and valor earned him many distinctive honors including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Mel married Evelyn (Iannuzzi) Moliterno of New Rochelle, NY in 1954 and joined REC Corporation as VP of Manufacturing. In 1987 he and his son co-founded MJS Contracting Corp. where he continued to work even after his unofficial retirement.

Mel had a true love of life and his family above all. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Evelyn, and their children: Valerie (and Tony) Vanadia, Mindy (and Steve) Chanelli, and Stephen (and Michele) Moliterno, in addition to his seven grandchildren: Jessica (and Kyle) McEvily, Noelle (and Rick) Spidalieri, Daniel, Gregory & Candace Chanelli, and Alyssa & Robert Moliterno, as well as one great-grandson, Ryan McEvily. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis (Moliterno) Gagliardi of Coral Springs, FL.

Visiting Monday, October 22 from 2 - 8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Larchmont. Funeral mass Tuesday, October 23, at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle at 10:30 am.

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