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Paul D. Cetto

May 30, 1935 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 82)

Paul Dean Cetto, 82, of Greenfield, died peacefully at Charlene Manor on February 7, 2018.   In the weeks leading up to his death he was surrounded by his loving family and many dear friends.


            Born in Charlemont in 1935, he was the son of the late Enrico Joseph Cetto and Edith May Dean Cetto. He attended Charlemont High School. After school Paul enlisted in the Army and served his country for four years. Later he returned to the workforce, and put in 28 years as a foreman with the Boston & Maine Railroad and over 10 years with Lunt Silversmiths.  Paul stayed active in his retirement as a driver for 20 more years, driving for both the Deerfield Senior Center and more recently the Shelburne Senior Center.


            He and his late wife, Rosemarie A. Cetto spent the majority of their 45 years of marriage living in their Greenfield home. Together they enjoyed spending time with friends, traveling to Wells, Maine, as well as trips to the casino.  He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosemarie, on December 29, 2015 as well as his brother, Ernest C. Cetto on June 23, 2012.  Paul is survived by his son, Daniel P. Cetto and his wife, Tamara K. Cetto, of Adkins, Texas; his granddaughter, Leah M. Phillips and her husband, Clinton W. Phillips, of Shelburne Falls, MA; his two great grandchildren, Joshua D. Phillips and Jack H. Phillips, also of Shelburne Falls, MA. He also leaves his brother, Gene C. Cetto and his wife, Lorraine C. Cetto of Erving, MA, and their families; and his sister-in-law Kathleen M. McAndrews and her husband, John J. McAndrews, of Erving, MA and their family. 


            During his life, Paul shared his love of cribbage and pitch with both his wife and the younger generations to follow; participating in tournaments and just playing for fun at home.  He continued to play cribbage with his granddaughter and great grandson until his final days.  He had a passion for cooking, and did so as a lifetime member of the Montague Elks and for the Shelburne Senior Center.  He was an excellent bowler and actively participated in multiple leagues right up until his last year with us. He loved to hunt and fish and took annual fishing trips with friends.  Paul had a great sense of humor, which remained with him through to the end.     


            Paul was a blessing to all who knew him.  He will be remembered as a beloved husband, a loving father, a proud grandfather, an adoring great-grandfather and uncle, a dear bother, and a good friend.  The legacy of Paul’s kind spirit, will live on through all the lives he touched.


            Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6-8PM at Smith & Kelleher Funeral Home in Shelburne Falls, MA, open to all who wish to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shelburne Senior Center, 7 Main Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. 




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