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Louis N. Avitabile
October 10, 1933 - January 25, 2016
Louis N. Avitabile, 82 of Hanover, died peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born on October 10, 1933, he was educated in South Boston, and was the son of the late Patrizio and Carmela (Zechello) Avitabile.
LTC Avitabile rose from RCT to LTC and was the first commission enlisted soldier from the 94th US Army Reserves. He was commander of the 366th Criminal Investigation Detachment and provost marshal for the 94th ARCOM comm. LTC Avitabile retired from the US Army in 1986 with 35 years of active and reserve duties, including serving in the Korean War.
Since his retirement, LTC Avitabile was an active member of the DAV, VFW and 366 CID Assoc., Knights of Columbus, Reserve Office Association, Military Police, 45 Infantry Division Association and the Korean War Veterans 279th Infantry 45 Division Association, and he was the founder of the Hanover Elks youth boxing program.
Louis was also a retired employee of Gillette where he worked for 34 years. He was a resident of Hanover for 50 years where he served on many elected boards and committees. He enjoyed his many trips to Vegas, Atlantic City, and Foxwoods with family and friends.
Louis was the devoted husband of the late Mary (Sullivan) Avitabile. Father of six sons, Louis N. Jr. (deceased) and his wife Ann, John and his wife Andrea, Paul and his wife Pam, Mark, and Stephen and his wife Cheryl. Brother of Nicholas Avitabile and his wife Barbara, the late Patricia Cairns and her late husband Don, and Joanne Mahan and her husband Paul.
He is survived by thirteen grandchildren and one great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Louis also leaves his wife of ten years, Roberta Shields Avitabile.
He was buried with military honors at Hanover Center Cemetery, Rockland MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Pat Roche House, NVNA and Hospice House, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or online at www.NVNA.org. An online guestbook is here.
Published by Boston Herald on Jan. 29, 2016.
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