This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
Nello J. Fratti, 96, of Elizabethtown, formerly a 45-year resident of Hershey, passed away on January 19, 2018 at the Masonic Village, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 24, 1921 in Old Forge, PA, son of the late Attilio and Righetta (Mascolini) Fratti.
Nello graduated from the Milton Hershey Industrial School; attended Seton Hall University, was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of WW II; and retired from the Lebanon VA Medical Center where he was the Director of Recreation. His memberships include: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, where he ushered for many years; the Hershey Italian Lodge; and the Hummelstown VFW Post 1687.
He loved watching sports, playing basketball, attending musical and dance productions, traveling, and offering guidance to those in need. Nello always enjoyed ushering at church and never missed an opportunity to share a smile and a laugh.
Nello is survived by: his wife, Katherine M. "Kitty" (Curry) Fratti, of Elizabethtown; son, John P. Fratti of Hummelstown; daughter, Kathi (Chris) Noyes of Seabrook, TX; daughter; Carol (John Jr.) Kinloch of Ellicott City, MD; grandchildren, Kati and William Noyes and Ryan & Joshua Kinloch; and many nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: brothers, Philip Sr., Quinto, Emilio, Attilio and Peter Fratti, sisters, Irene Pennini, Ida Lucarelli & Henrietta Barbetti.
A visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2018, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, in the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 88 Lucy Ave., Hershey. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery.
The family requests donations in his memory to be made to The Hershey Story Museum's, "Share the Story" Scholarship Fund, 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033. Checks should be made payable to “The Hershey Story”. Donations may also be made online at HersheyStory.org
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