Obituary Details

Louis Albert Mitta

August 25, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mass

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Raleigh Memorial Park
Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Louis Albert Mitta, 87 of Cary, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 2, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Notorangelo Mitta, his second wife Hendrica Wilhelmina Masseth, and brothers John and Leo (Lucy). Lou was born in Roxbury, MA, son of Pierino and Corrina Mitta and was raised in West Springfield, MA.

After graduating from high school he served in the navy, during the Korean conflict. After serving his country he completed his BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, following with his master’s degree from Syracuse University. After working as a computer engineer for IBM for over 25 years, he finished his career designing the telecommunications network at UNC-Chapel Hill. He loved his sports, especially baseball and UNC basketball and prided himself with his daily exercise regime of swimming. Keeping up with his grandchildren’s activities and events was a priority in his life. Lou valued and maintained his relationships with his family in Torre Santa Maria, Italy. He was a man of high integrity and character. His faith and family were of utmost importance in his life. He will be greatly missed.

Family members celebrating and honoring his life include sisters-in-law Mary (Rocky) Lacertosa, and Helen Mitta, Shirley Notorangelo, brother-in-law Matthew Notorangelo; children, Deborah (Dave), Ave, Ken (Nancy), and Chris (Jill); grandchildren Amelia, John, Julia, Coulter, Anthony, and Sarah; the Masseth family, and many friends.

A special thanks to all the dedicated caregivers from Accessible Home Health Care, Transitions Hospice Care, and Perpetual Home Care who worked with “Mr. Lou” over the past several months.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
Posted by:
frank j schepis
Posted on:
October 10, 2019
I was sorry to hear of Lou's passing. A true friend to all, a colleague and friend of mine too who shared work with me in the same department at RTP in the mid-80s.

I enjoyed our talks about baseball and our shared Italian heritage, my parents were born in Sicily. Always engaging, funny, a great sense of humor and although we only spent a couple of years working together, he's always on my mind when I watch UNC basketball and baseball games.

I'm sorry for your loss,

Frank J Schepis
Posted by:
Ernest Bier
Posted on:
July 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We always enjoyed Lou's company at the IBM Retiree's meetings. Ann and Ernie Bier
Posted by:
Jolane Sullivan
Posted on:
July 7, 2017
Ken, I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jolane Sullivan
Posted by:
Al and Evelyn Terry
Posted on:
July 7, 2017
So sad to hear of Lou's passing. Planning to have dinner with him. Really enjoyed his company when our joint friends gathered after a dinner. Friends with his wife Henny also.

Evelyn and Al Terry
Posted by:
Ray Glennon
Posted on:
July 6, 2017
Lou was a true gentleman. My family moved to Raleigh in January, 1965 and my mother, Margaret Glennon was one of the early locals hired by IBM. I believe she actually helped him with the typing of his thesis for Syracuse and they became lifelong friends. After my mom suffered a stroke in 2005 Lou would visit her at the Sunnybrook nursing home and it was a tremendous lift for her spirits. He dropped by every few months and I was able to form a friendship with him and am grateful for his kindness to my mother. He will certainly be missed.
Posted by:
Johnny E. Ross
Posted on:
July 6, 2017
Please know of our love and prayers for all the family of our good friend, Lou Mitta. I became good friends as neighbors at SearStone as we discussed sports, especially UNC, and politics. We are saddened by his death and pray that the family will find comfort and encouragment from our great and gracious God who knows intimately the pain of loss you are experiencing today.
Posted by:
Marsha Munn
Posted on:
July 5, 2017
Hello,
My mother, Ann Upton, lived next door to Lou at Searstone until her death in August 2015. Their relationship started off rather slowly as she found him a bit crusty. But, it wasn't long before they developed quite a friendship. They tolerated each other's political leanings (I think they really enjoyed the reparte - always civil and witty. He was so good to her when she became weaker. He would bring up her newspaper every day and leave it outside her door. Then, he got worried about whether she could bend down to pick it up so he would put it on a bookshelf outside her door. Always the gentleman, he was. He often visited her when she moved to assisted living and cried when he realized she was dying. I checked in on him periodically but not recently and am so sorry that I did not know he was ill so that I could have visited. He was a good man.
Marsha Munn, Raleigh
Posted by:
theresa nutter
Posted on:
July 5, 2017
We bought his house at 18 colburn dr in Poughkeepdie NY in 1964 and lived there for 20 yrs. Loved that home. Moved to Raleigh in 1984. I took care of Amy at Raleigh Community Hospital now Duke Raleigh.We sat behind Lou at St Raphael for a long time and then wondered where he went Then missed seeing him swimming at Healthtrax. Our condolences to the family. Theresa and Judy Nutter
Posted by:
Nancy Masseth Yarley
Posted on:
July 4, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the whole Mitta family. Your dad was a God send to my mom and I am so thankful he came into our lives all those years ago. I am heart broken. Please know how much he meant to us all. Love and sympathy from the Masseth family
Posted by:
Caroline Filbert
Posted on:
July 4, 2017
Lou was a great guy, passionate, single minded and confident. He wanted to share his knowledge of Suduko and computers with his friends. He faithfully used the gym and pool to maintain his independence. He loved his family and friends.
Lou wanted to be independent and stay in his home during this last illness. I'm so glad that he was able to do that. He will be missed.
Posted by:
John & Thelma Rombaut
Posted on:
July 4, 2017
We wish to offer our thoughts and prayers to the entire Mitta and Masseth Famlies. Lew married our Aunt Henny and we had the great privilege to get to know Him and enjoyed our time and conversations with them . Great Man. John and Thelma Rombaut, Brockport NY
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Mass

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Cemetery

Raleigh Memorial Park
Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC