Mass Of Christian Burial
Obituary of Renato M. Vellutino
Renato M. Vellutino, ”Dr. V” 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at home surrounded by loving family.
He was born on August 15, 1932 in Albany, NY to the late Frank and Anna (Frattura) Vellutino. He grew up in Albany and lived most of his adult life in Westchester County, NY.
Renato was a US Army Veteran and graduate of SUNY Fredonia and Columbia University, where he received his masters and doctorate degrees. He also studied at the Julliard School of Music to become an operatic tenor. Dr. V was a fixture in the community as Director of Music at Pleasantville High School for over 40 years, enriching the lives of his students with a love for the performing arts and being named the Village of Pleasantville’s Person of the Century. He will be remembered for his passionate work ethic, relentless pursuit of excellence, and unconditional love for his family.
Renato is survived by his loving wife, Marlene, of 67 years, son Gian-Carlo (Catherine) and beloved grandson Jake Vellutino of Katonah, NY; twin brother Frank (Joyce) Vellutino and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Renato was predeceased by his sisters Edith Thornton, Inez Ferrari, Dora Piccoli and Olga Lassonde.
Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Friday September 29th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, NY on Saturday, September 30th at 10am. Private entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to PHS - Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPA), 60 Romer Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570. For checks, please include Dr. V on the Memo line.
Via Zelle: PHS FOPA