Emilio “Emil” Pacetti (1938-2014)

Emil Pacetti

Emil Pacetti, age 75 a resident of Kenoshadied Tuesday September 16th 2014 at the Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie.

Emil was born on December 3, 1938 to the late Francesco and Olga (Silenzi) Pacetti in Campi, Italy.  He moved to the U.S. in 1957 and on May 7, 1960 he married Jeanette Bertana at St. James Catholic Church here in Kenosha.  He was employed by Leblanc from 1958-1971, and MacWhyte Wire Rope from 1971-1976.    In 1976, Emil and Jeanette purchased Manny’s Music and owned and operated Pacetti’s Music Unlimited together from 1976 until late 2009.  Jeanette preceded him in death in 2011.

Emil is survived by his second wife Marsha Lee, sons Frank (Jenny Berta) Pacetti of Kenosha and Michael (Karin Welke) Pacetti of Germantown WI and two grandchildren Paul Michael and Nina Marie Rose. He is further survived by one brother Mario (Rita Tommasini) Pacetti of Rome, Italy, and a nephew Marco.

Emil was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jeanette, and a niece Monica.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 20th 2014 at 12:30 noon at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church (2317 17th Avenue) Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, in Emil’s honor, memorials would be appreciated to benefit student music programs. The family also suggests that people consider volunteering some time and energy in support of student music programs, as Emil did for so many years. For more information please contact Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations. Also, a memorial concert in Emil’s honor will be scheduled at a later date.

Thoughts for Emilio “Emil” Pacetti (1938-2014);

  • Frank and Michael and family so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your father both as a chaperone with the CYO band and the years I did business with him when I worked for Leblanc. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

  • Lanette Altenbach says:

    Frank, my condolence on the passing of your father. May you be blessed with peace and understanding in the coming days.

  • Darlene Rokusek says:

    I would like to express my sympathy to the Pacetti family. We met Emil down at his store, and he became our friend. All our children were in band, and he was so great in fixing their instruments and he did it with a smile! He was a great asset to the Kenosha band program. May God be your comfort during this time.

  • Scott Mather says:

    I remember Emil’s friendship, humor, and kindness from the days I taught at UW Parkside (1979-83). It was my first teaching job, and his constant presence and positive attitude were a comfort through some tough times.Thanks, Emil.

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