ALBURGH — Carl Francis Ratta, age 88 years, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his residence in Terryville, Conn.

Born in Isle la Motte on Sept. 28, 1925, he was the son of the late George and Grace (Ero) Ratta. He attended school in Isle La Motte and on Nov. 3, 1948, was married to the former Ernestine Hebert who predeceased him on Oct. 31, 2002, following 54 years of marriage.

A native of Isle La Motte, Mr. Ratta resided in the Bristol, Conn., area for nearly 30 years and more recently for the past six years in Terryville, Conn. He was an avid Isle La Motte summer camper and during the summer months attended Mass at both St. Anne’s Shrine and St. Amadeus Church in Alburgh. While living in Bristol, Conn., he was a parishioner of St. Anthony Parish.

He leaves his five children as well as many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Barbara and her husband Ernest Pelkey of Grand Isle.

Besides his parents and his wife, Ernestine, Mr. Ratta was predeceased by two sisters, Leona Breault and Gloria Gonyea and a brother, Warren Ratta.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. from St. Amadeus Roman Catholic Church, 9 North Main Street, Alburgh Village. Father Lawrence P. Ridgley will officiate. The Rite of Committal and Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Amadeus Cemetery.

Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Gifts in Mr. Ratta’s memory may be made to St. Anne’s Shrine, 92 St. Anne’s Road Isle La Motte 05463.

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