Paul K BarettaAugust 4, 1947 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 69)
Paul K. Baretta, 69, of New Britain, passed away on Monday May 8, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Armondo and Eleanor (Marieni) Baretta, Paul was a 1965 graduate of Berlin High School. He received his BS in 1969 from SCSU and his Masters from the University of Hartford. Paul was drafted by the NY Yankees in 1969 and remained a Professional Athlete for 5 years. He was inducted into the 1st Class of the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame and the Southern CT Sports Hall of Fame. Paul was the NE Regional Scouting Supervisor for the NY Mets Organization during the World Series Championship Season and concluded his professional scouting career with the Kansas City Royals. He continued with his love of baseball by working with young players providing individual professional baseball instructions.
Paul is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law: Andrea and Jason Maule of Southington, a sister and brother-in-law: Paula and Richard Carlson of Kensington, 2 Grandchildren Nerea and Trey Maule of Southington, Nieces and Nephews Cory and Ashley Carlson, Drew and Leslie Carlson and Jesse Carlson, several cousins from the Baretta & Marieni families, and his close friends: Roland Johnson, Lawrence Zarotney, Ted Swanson, Mauro Gozzo and Richard McKeon.
Paul’s love of family and his loyalty to friends will be greatly missed. “PB” we love you.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, CT, 9:00 a.m. till departure to St. Paul Church for a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery.
Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday May 12, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. To share memories of Paul with the family, please visit www.berlinmemorialfuneralhome.com