August 26, 1939 - September 4, 2020
Dr. Louis William Chicatelli, Sr, PhD., Professor Emeritus, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Chicatelli; cherished son and daughter, Louis W. Chicatelli, Jr. (Nita) and Deanna L. Balascio (John); proud grandfather of Nina Gabriella; Louis Narayan; John Louis, Joseph William & James Vincent. He is survived by his brother and sisters: Margie Martin, Frances (Buddy) Chicatelli (Joanne), Pam DiGiannantonio (Louis), Rose Vignola (Frank), Carol Rocchio (Joseph) and many cousins, nieces and nephews; along with a loving family in Scafa, Italy. He was predeceased by his parents William & Margaret (Donahue) Chicatelli and late sisters Maryann Migliaccio and Patricia Chicatelli. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, later in life Louis was a distinguished Professor of English at Westchester Community College for 31 years and more recently for the past ten years a Professor of Latin Studies. In retirement, Lou continued to follow his passions for teaching, sailing, traveling in Europe and enjoying many family celebrations over the years. To all who knew and love Lou, some of his favorites in life were enjoying a good book (often reading a few at once); time with family; a cherished daily nap (or two!); sharing his passion for sailing and study of Latin; delicious Italian cuisine; stimulating conversations; a cool Fall day; immersing himself in Latin history and Italian culture on regular trips with Marge to Italy; visits to Ireland; laughing at a dry joke. In the last weeks of his life, Lou began drawing sketches again and wrote poetry. He inspired us with his gentle kindness and generosity in encouraging those around him to achieve their best. Lou lived a full life and leaves a beautiful enduring legacy though the lives of his family. Family and friends are invited to a Mass and celebration of life to be held on September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Ossining, NY. An internment will follow September 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY at https://www.cardinalhayes.org/alumni/give-online/forever-hayes-campaign and Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, FL at https://tidewellhospice.org/home/tidewellfoundation/giving-opportunities/memorial-gifts/. Messages of condolence and remembrance are welcomed at www.toalebrothers.com/obituaries.
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