Peter Polizatto

Born May 13, 1917

Peter Polizatto, 95, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Florida.

Peter was born in Garfield, NJ and has been a resident of Ft. Pierce for 54 years, coming from Lodi, NJ.

Peter was an iconic figure in Vero Beach as the owner of Pete’s Meats and Groceries from 1958 to 1972. He served in the US Army from 1937-1939 then during World War II from 1942-1949. Peter served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, and he was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his sons Philip Polizatto of Seattle, WA, Vincent Polizatto of Hong Kong, sister, Anna Mae Discenza, of Toms River, NJ and one grandson, Peter. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Florence.

A Service will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:00AM at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, and the Inurnment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-4901

Friends may visit the online guest register book at

Arrangements are under the care of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, FL.


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November 30, 2012

I will forever remember you, I thought of you as a friend, I'm sorry we met under such circumstances, but I enjoyed meeting you and treating you on a daily basis. I'm sure you are with your beloved wife now, take care you will be truly missed

Peg Russell Hill

November 28, 2012

Dearest Pete, you always let me "steal" pickles when you "weren't looking". First stop on the way to school to carry a sub (a middle, not an end) for lunch, then Langbehn's Bakery for warm Persians. I've tried so had to recreate your subs, to no avail... I believe it was the love you put in them that's missing. You'll always be remembered. Rest in Peace...

Linda and Donald Coleman

November 28, 2012

My husband and I always remember our many visits, as kids and as we grew up into adults, to Pete's Meats. We were always greeted by Pete's warm smile.

John Power

November 28, 2012

Home of the 30 cent "regular". How can we veroites ever forget walking in to Pete's Meats and seeing all those sandwiches wrapped up in that white paper and stacked on top of each other. My condolences Vince and the rest of the family members.

Nina Portella

November 27, 2012

You will be missed Uncle Pete. The entire Family always looked forward to you coming up to NJ for a visit. We will forever long for your long talks and your charismatic personality.

John and Emilia Ann Winters

November 27, 2012

Our hearts hold dear the memories made and shared with you and Aunt Flo. We will miss you. Love and prayers to Phil and Vinny. Rest in peace.

Gladys Tifft

November 25, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. You will be missed in Indian Pines Village. Gladys and Frank Tifft

Bud Young

November 25, 2012

Pete was a very special part of my life growing up in Vero. His sandwiches were legendary, and he was close to all of his "boys" from Vero High who came by daily. His sense of humor was a big part of whom he was. Once Freddy Cobb and I were there getting a sandwich, and Freddy asked for extra mustard. Pete told him to stick out his hand, and he proceeded to cover it in "extra mustard!" He always cheered for the Indians on Friday nights and remained a close friend even after he closed his business and moved to St. Lucie County. We love you, Pete, and just know that you are with Flo where you have wanted to be for many years. God bless you and your family.

Debbie Kershner

November 24, 2012

Pete was a friend for life to every kid who ever walked into his sub shop in Vero Beach. He was the nicest, friendliest guy I ever met ~ and hundreds of Vero Beach former students share that sentiment! Pete was one-of-a-kind and we'll miss him, but we'll remember him fondly forever.

Richard Romani

November 24, 2012

Rest in peace and have my Tuna sandwich ready when I come to see ya-
Nice ,hard working ,polite gentleman

You will be missed in the Vero Beach & surrounding area.