In lieu of flowers, please live your life as he did and share kindness and love with others.
Charles Shibetti of Riverside CT died peacefully on February 20, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born in New York, NY on May 4, 1935 to Charles and Eva Shibetti and is predeceased by his younger siblings, Frank, Sam and Marie.
A proud Korean War Veteran, having served in the Fourth Division, Army in Germany, he returned home to marry Joan Stella Vallo on May 20, 1957. Together they moved to Sleepy Hollow, New York to raise their two daughters, Angela and Jane. Charlie was a man of all trades, having served as a plumber, pipefitter, and a carpenter with the Local 664 at the General Motors plant in Sleepy Hollow for more than 30 years. He also was an accomplished builder with a passion for renovating homes – a talent that was only surpassed by his generous support for anyone in need of something that needed to be ‘fixed’ – whether it was a member of his family, a friend, neighbor or his community.
An avid volunteer, Charlie gave back to his community as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW and Hill House and was a member of the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association. Outside of work and volunteering, he loved the Jersey Shore, Tod’s Point, playing Black Jack and Craps at the Casinos, The NY Giants, NY Yankees, listening to Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Rosselli and being the first on the dance floor and always the last to leave. But he loved nothing more than being “Poppi” to his seven grandchildren.
He will be remembered for his love of life, his gregarious laugh, his passion for cooking, especially his lasagna and meatballs, his ability to never meet a stranger, his non-stop support of his grandchildren’s activities and his stalwart belief that wealth is not measured by a bank account but by the love and depth of the friendships you make in life.
He is survived, adored and loved by his wife and two daughters, their husbands (and his sons) Steve and Thomas as well as seven grandchildren, Brooke, Marlaina, Tyler, Nicole, Thomas, Courtney and Charles. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will take place from 3:00 – 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 25 at Coffey Funeral Home, 91 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 26 at the Church of the Transfiguration, 268 South Broadway in Tarrytown.