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Colasanto, Arthur R.

Arthur R. Colasanto U.S. Army WWII
Arthur R. Colasanto U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 7/2/1925
Died On: 5/29/2011
Street Address: 15 High Street
Service Number: 42041417
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - 349TH INFANTRY, 88th Infantry Division, Headquarters Company 7th Army

Veteran Code: USARMY-115


BIOGRAPHY
 
Arthur R. Colasanto was born in New York in 1925. In Rye his family lived at 15 High Street and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Arthur enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Arthur R. Colasanto participated in two theaters, the Mediterranean and European, and received four Battle Stars, Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal. He served in North Africa, Italy with the 88th Infantry Division, France and Germany as Company Clerk, Headquarters Company 7th Army. SERVED IN 349TH INFANTRY. WOUNDED IN ACTION, SAN CLEMENTE, ITALY. TWO THEATER VETERAN; MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN THEATERS 1943-1946. Rye High School Graduate, class of 1943

Arthur R. Colasanto, a resident of Rye Brook, died May 29, 2011. He was eighty-five and was born July 2, 1925 in Rye, NY to the late Rocco and Angelina Demane Colasanto. He was raised and educated in Rye, graduating from Rye High School. He was a veteran of World War II and participated in two theaters, the Mediterranean and European, and received four Battle Stars, Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal. He served in North Africa, Italy with the 88th Infantry Division, France and Germany as Company Clerk, Headquarters Company 7th Army. He was married May 1, 1949 to Dorothy Rhyins at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester. He was the former President of the Westchester, Putnam Counties Building & Construction Council which comprised all union building trades unions. He was Executive Secretary, Treasurer, and Business Manager of Painters' District Council #20 of Westchester & Putnam Counties. President of the New York State Conference of the Painters, Chairman of the Painters Fringe Benefit Funds, Chairman of the Board of Affirmative Action Program of Westchester, Commissioner of the Housing Implementations Commission of Westchester. Member of the Labor Advisory Committee to County Executives Dell Bello & O'Rourke, Member of the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board, Vice-President of the 88th Infantry Division Association, Co-Chairman Westchester Joint Trade Board of Painters. He was a longtime member of the Canyon Club in Armonk, NY. He was an original member and player of the ''Rye Laddies Baseball Team''. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Colasanto, daughters Amy Manon and husband Leo, Beth Galasso and husband Rick and Mari Farant, grandchildren Stacey Shepard, Paul Shepard, Leo Manon, Joe Galasso, Danny Galasso, and Cassandra Palmieri, great-granddaughter Kaya Shepard, sisters Jennie Dianni and Sylvia Arlotta. He was predeceased by his siblings, Patrick Colasanto, Carmela Robinson, Daniel Colasanto, and Edythe Santoro. A visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 260 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY. Interment will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rye Brook, NY. Published in The Journal News on May 31, 2011.
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