Salem — Carl A. Poretta, age 84, loving husband of Constance (Carone) Poretta, died Tuesday evening, February 11, 2014, at the Brentwood Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. Born in Salem, Mr. Poretta was the son of the late Anthony and Angelina (Montalbano) Poretta. He attended Salem Public Schools and entered the United States Army during his Junior year of High School and served his country during WWII. He received his High School Diploma in a special ceremony at Salem High School fifteen years ago.
Upon his return from the U.S. Army, he was employed with Creese and Cook in Danvers. He continued his career with the City of Salem School Department working as a custodian at the Cogswell School until his retirement.
Mr. Poretta was a very active man. He enjoyed coaching his sons in Baseball and Football and was very active in the Parks and Recreation Department in the City of Salem. He was a member of the Vittori-Rocci Post and the Franco American Club in Beverly and the Christopher Columbus Club in Salem.
Surviving him, in addition to his wife, are four children, Susan Newth and her husband, Scott, of Wenham, Marie Poretta of Salem, Anthony C. Poretta and his wife, Elaine, of Groveland, and Paul Poretta of High Point, NC; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Poretta and his sister, Marie Marchesini.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mr. Poretta’s funeral will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North St.), Salem. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Sunday, February 16, 2014, at the Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.