Percy “Pat” J. Brighenti, 94, of New Britain, Conn., the father of Father Kenneth D. Brighenti, died May 20 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Avon, Conn., Dec. 3, 1921, to his dear late parents, Dorothea LaMount MacCaffee and Marcello Brighenti.
He was a Correctional Officer at Cheshire Reformatory, Cheshire, Conn., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Connecticut Wartime Veterans Service Medal. He was a member of the Prince Savoy Italian Club in Avon, Conn., and the Boy Scout Leader in New Britain, Conn.
He enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, traveling and was an avid Mets fan. He was a Christian gentleman, a strong-willed renaissance man, and was kind, caring, generous, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to Father Brighenti, of Mount St. Mary Academy, Emmitsburg, Md., and daughter, Priscilla Brighenti Collin, he is survived by his beloved wife, Norma Fiora Brighenti of 66 years; four dear brothers, Robert, John, Marcello, and Julio Brighenti; three loving sisters, Mary Barber, Ruth Bentley, and Dorothy Warner; three wonderful grandchildren, Marcella Collin, Michelle (Paul) Crossley, Melissa (Mark) Czeremcha; five adorable great-grandchildren, Patrick Kane, Bella and Gabriella Crossley, Nathan and Tyler Czeremcha; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Fiora and Mr. & Mrs. David Brady.
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 26 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Britain, Conn.
Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bristol, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Religious Teachers Filippini of Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Bongiovi Funeral Home, Raritan Borough.