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Obituary for Phillip Frederick Perretta

Philip F. Perretta (80) of Wethersfield died after a short illness on Wednesday May 17, 2023. He leaves behind wife of 30 years Carol Sitler, Phil was predeceased by his parents. Phil and Lena at a young age, and also his brother Jimmy and by his loving aunts Connie Austin and her husband Al, and Ann Gormley and her husband Ken, who raised him as their own after the death of his parents.

Phil leaves behind his sister Emily Perretta and her partner Nancy, his son Curt Perretta and his wife Kathy, his grandson Brandon Perretta and his fiancé Pooja Nair, and his granddaughter Alyssa Nelson and her husband Ron and his great grandson Connor (AKA: the Little Guy). His daughter Heather Wichrowski and her husband Al, his granddaughters Raven Green and her husband Branden and his great granddaughter Gemma, and his granddaughter Brittany Nance. Phil was predeceased by his son Damien Perretta and also leaves behind his daughter in law Lorie Perretta and his grandchildren Shane Perretta and his wife Amelia, his great grandsons Giovanni and Jacob, his granddaughter Amber Perretta and his great granddaughter Liliana, his grandson Nick Perretta and his wife Victoria and his great grandchildren Noah and Leah and his grandson Dylan Perretta. Phil also leaves behind his stepchildren Kyle Sitler, Marty Sitler, Brian Sitler and his wife Liz, and Chris Sitler and his wife Briana, as well as grandchildren Aidan, Ethan, Brittany, Jessica, Killian, and Kayla Sitler.

Phil retired from New Britain Candy Co, where he enjoyed a long career as an account rep. In that role, he got to know countless corporate purchasing agents, merchants, and small business owners in the Greater Hartford area. In his early retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at Puritan Furniture in Wethersfield.

Phil was raised in Berlin, CT and graduated from Berlin High School in the Class of 1961. He was a four-year varsity athlete in both football and basketball. He was captain of the football team his senior year, when he received the Babe Ruth Award for best athlete in the class. In 2020, Phil "Fudgy" Perretta was inducted into The Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Phil's interest in athletics began in 1954 as a pitcher on the Cubs with Berlin Little League. That year, the team went 7-1 and won the town championship. Perretta later competed in the Alumni League and the Hartford Twilight League. He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, fine dining, and traveling. One of his fondest memories was when he dined with Jesse Owens, one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Phil's name to the Berlin High School Athletic Department, 139 Patterson Way, Berlin CT 06037