Peter Charles Luminati

NORTH CANAAN — Peter Charles Luminati, 96, of 43 Pease Street, died April 29, 2024, at the Sharon Hospital, Sharon. He was the husband of Louise (Desmarais) Luminati. Peter and Louise were married for over 65 years. Peter was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Winsted, son of the late Louis and Celesta (Guiliani) Luminati.

Peter was employed by O&G Construction in Torrington as a truck driver. He retired in 1990 after working at the company for 31 years. Peter held the distinction of being the oldest living retiree from O&G. Peter was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, St. Martin of Tours Parish in North Canaan. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Some activities that Peter enjoyed were pitching horseshoes, fishing, watching the Little League baseball games across the street from his home, NASCAR racing, playing cards and going to the casino. But his happiest times were celebrating gatherings with friends and family.

Peter served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He earned the rank of PFC.

In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by his five children: Robin Foley of Canaan, Laurie Twing of Canaan, Lisa Luminati (Jim Cook) of Canaan, Peter “Chuck” (Sheila) Luminati of Sharon, and Robert “Bob” (Darlene) Luminati, also of Sharon.

He was predeceased by his siblings: John, Henry, Emma, Alice and Julia as well as his two son-in-laws: John Foley and Frank “Bub” Twing.

Peter is also survived by his grandchildren: Michael Foley, Ryan Foley (Whitney Tyler), Cody Luminati, Luke Twing, Shelby Luminati, Aliza Luminati and Malayna Luminati; his great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Maci Foley and Avery Hutton as well as his sister-in-law Clara Petit and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, 4 Main Street, North Canaan, CT 06018. Burial, with full military honors, will be held immediately following the Mass in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Canaan, CT.

Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home, 118 Main Street, North Canaan, CT 06018. Memorial donations may be sent to the North Canaan Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 642, Canaan, CT 06018.

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