Marcus L. Moschetto Sr. (1922 - 2019)

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PORTLAND - Marcus L. Moschetto Sr., 96, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Maine Veterans' Home, surrounded by his loving family.Marcus was born on Nov. 8, 1922, in Seattle, Wash., the son of an Italian immigrant, the late Marcus P. and Irma (McGonagle) Moschetto. Marcus grew up in Seattle, attended local schools, graduated from Cleveland High School and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. While in the Coast Guard, Marcus served on the cutter Algonquin doing convoy duty with the Greenland Patrol. In 1944, Marcus went on a blind date and met the love of his life, Beatrice Welch. The two married in St. Joseph's Church in Portland.When Marcus returned from World War II, he opened a service station with his brother-in-law, Frank Welch, and later opened Moschetto's Service Station. Marcus was not afraid of hard work, and while he operated his service station he also worked in real estate and started Moschetto's Construction Co. In his free time, Marcus enjoyed gardening, traveling (especially to Seattle), fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed hiking, a passion he took up when he was a teenager. Marcus was part of the 1938 YMCA venture that explored and planned a route for the Pacific Crest Trail. He was a member of Team 39, where he trekked over 100 miles through the rugged terrain. Marcus was guest of honor at the seventy fifth anniversary of the founding of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #188, Italian Heritage Center, and VFW Post #6859. He was also a communicant of St. Patrick Church followed by St. Joseph's Catholic Church.The family would like to thank the warm and caring staff at the Veterans Home in Scarborough. Marcus was predeceased by his three sisters, Alice Norman, Hazel Zuvella, and Virginia Williams.He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Beatrice Moschetto of Portland; two daughters, Kathy Moschetto of Portland, Maureen Leighton and husband James of Ariz., two sons, Marcus Moschetto and wife, Catherine of Scarborough, James Moschetto and wife, Lois of Conn.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a cousin, Annie Moschetto of Wash.Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, February 15, at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland. Burial with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Marcus' memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Scarborough Maine

Veterans Home,

Activities Department,

290 US Route One,

Scarborough, ME 04074

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Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes
1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
207-773-6511
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 13, 2019
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