Reverend Monsignor Edward D. MorettiName: Reverend Monsignor Edward D. Moretti
Date of Death: 07/23/2010
Age at death: 76
Military Service: United States Army
Rev. Msgr. Edward D. Moretti
Photo Courtesy of The Florida Catholic
Born in Cranston, Rhode Island to Rose Papa and Francesco Moretti, January 6, 1934, he was the youngest of six children.
He studied in Rome for six years and was ordained at Santa Maria Maggiore on July 10, 1960.
He first served in parishes in East Boston, Massachusetts, and Gulfport, Florida. In 1975, he became pastor of St. Joseph Church in Bradenton. In 1987 he became founding pastor of Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles in Bradenton and served there until his death.
In 1967 / 1968 he served as Army Chaplain in Vietnam, where he earned many medals and commendations.
In July of 2010, Pope Benedict XVI bestowed upon him, the honor and title of Monsignor Protonotary Apostolic Supernumerary.
Monsignor Moretti is survived by his brother, Wilfred and eleven nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Church, 2850
75th St. W., on Thursday, July 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to
8:00 P.M. with Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 30.
Interment will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Rhode Island.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Franciscan Foundation for The Holy Land" (in care of Ss. Peter & Paul Church).
Click to send condolences online at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes website.