NAUGATUCK — Mr. Anton M. “Butch” Torre, 68, of Lorann Drive, Naugatuck, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Linda (Andrade) Torre.
Mr. Torre was born in Waterbury, on April 4, 1943, son of the late Anton M. Torre, Sr. and Alma (Rakauskas) Torre. He was a resident of Naugatuck for 15 years and retired from Pratt & Whitney in Cheshire and Middletown after 30 years of service. He was an avid reader and a Yankee and UConn Basketball fan. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends from Pratt & Whitney, fishing, building birdhouses with his grandchildren, and feeding the birds outside of his home every morning. Anton loved animals, especially his dogs Taco and Penny. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960 to 1964 on the ship, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Besides his wife of 24 years, he leaves a son, Michael D. Torre and his wife Trudy of Waterbury; a stepson, Michael Marcil and his wife Melissa; a sister, Donna Torre of Oakville; four grandchildren, Alexa and Evan Torre, Ashley and Chrissy Marcil; nieces, Cheryl White and Kristin Leary; nephews, Alan and Scot Crosswait; several great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Anton Torre III; his sister, Sandra Lowe; and his granddaughter, Candace Marcil.
His funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at 9:45 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Naugatuck Veteran Council will assemble on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Naugatuck Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 249, Naugatuck, CT 06770 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
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