Robert A. Pace, 82, of Wood Chase Lane, North Branford passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the CT Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of 46 years to Loretta Vanacore Pace. Born in New Haven on October 18, 1929; son of the late Rocco and Anna Carafa Pace. Robert had worked for New Haven Heat Treating for many years retiring as a truck driver in 1991. He served his country faithfully as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War having received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars. Robert enjoyed going to Sports Haven. Father of Robert M. “Bobby” Pace of North Branford and the late Anthony R. Pace. Brother of Ann Schettino of Hamden and Marie D’Amato of Branford. Also survived by seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Francis Church, New Haven at 10:00 am. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm.