John P. Mastrobattisto, age 70, beloved husband of Janet E. Sangster Mastrobattisto of Seymour, died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Vitas Hospice, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, with his family by his side.
Born in Derby on October 29, 1942, he was the son of the late Onorato and Concetta Stravato Mastrobattisto. Mr. Mastrobattisto was a Seymour resident of 41 years, a 1960 graduate of Seymour High School where he was an All State football player and also excelled in baseball and basketball. He worked as a Contracts Manger for the Goodrich Corp. of Danbury for over 15 years and previously at Avco-Lycoming Co. for over 30 years.
An avid sports enthusiast, he was a fan of the NY Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and the UCONN Husky basketball teams. A patient and nurturing father, he tirelessly coached his children’s teams in baseball, softball, basketball and football. He founded the Junior Pee Wee League of Pop Warner Football in Seymour and continued to coach and volunteer long after his children progressed forward.
He was a passionate family man and could always be found supporting his children in every endeavor. He was a loyal supporter of his daughter’s musical band, Sweeter Than Wine. He will also be long remembered by his dear friends at the KO Boy’s Club of Ansonia.
In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by his devoted children, Dawn McArthur and husband Randy of Meriden, Dr. John Mastrobattisto and wife Tonya of Madison, and Joel Mastrobattisto of Seymour; sisters, Mary Fritz and husband Robert of Oxford, Gina Taylor and husband Kenneth of Oxford, Carmella Wachman of VA and sister-in-law, Kathryn Mastrobattisto-Gans of FL; cherished grandchildren, Del Mastrobattisto, Rosemarie Murdock, Evan and Morgan Mastrobattisto; step-grandchildren, Matthew McArthur, Kate Masse and husband Nolan and Ashley McArthur; as well as many extended family members. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Mastrobattisto.
Funeral Services (Meeting Directly at Church) will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the First Baptist Church of Shelton, 178 Leavenworth Rd. (Rte.110), Shelton. Interment will follow in Mountain Meadows Cemetery, Seymour. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelton First Baptist Church where he was a long time active member. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.