Pietro Poto

June 27, 1942January 3, 2021

Pietro “Pete” Poto, age 78, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather of Livingston, NJ, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Pietro was born in Lioni, Italy, on June 27, 1942, to the late Gerardo and Giuseppina Poto. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Bernardino and Alfonso. Before moving to Livingston, Pietro immigrated to the U.S. in 1960 and settled in Newark, NJ, to start his new life. He lived in Newark until he married his wife Angela in 1972. Together they moved to Nutley, NJ, until finally settling in Livingston in 1977 and raising their family. Surrounded by a big extended family in and around Livingston, Pietro’s greatest enjoyment in life was being with his loved ones. Prior to retiring, Pietro worked as a cabinet maker at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ, for approximately 30 years. A skilled woodworker, Pietro was known for the meticulousness in which he completed his projects. Pietro’s effervescent smile and easy-going nature will be forever remembered by all those who knew him. Quick to offer anyone who came to his home a glass of homemade wine, he remained closely connected to his roots in Italy while living the American dream. Known as “Nonno” to his grandchildren, he was happiest when he was with them. Surviving are his wife, Angela, his daughter Carla and her husband Matthew, and his son Gerard and his wife Kelly. He was a loving and doting grandfather to his four grandchildren: Frances, Parker, Jack, and Mia. Also surviving are his brothers Alberto, Antonio, Guido, and Philip. He will also be dearly missed by numerous extended cousins, nieces, and nephews living in the U.S., Canada, and Italy. Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day.A funeral will be held at the Church of Saint Philomena in Livingston on Saturday, January 9, 2021, for family and close friends.


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Linda LaVitola

January 6, 2021

Angela and family, I am so sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. Love and prayers to all...Linda