In Our Care

Colacito, Ernest W. of Watertown December 23. Beloved husband of Sheila A. (White) Colacito. Father of David and wife Lori of Easton, PA, Mark and wife Alexandra of North Attleboro, Deanna Colacito of Andover and Andrea Fijnvandraat and husband Charles of Andover. Grandfather of Christopher, William and Katherine Colacito, Milo Colacito, David and Daniel Blatman, Anna and Sarah Fijnvandraat. Son of Ermete Colacito and Assunta (Viola) Colacito. Brother of of Elva Colacito and husband Szilard Pantyik, Virginia Barker and husband William Barker. Preceded in death by Brothers Salvatore Simone and Guido Simone. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Graduate of Watertown High School Class of 1950, Korean War Air Force Veteran, Graduate of Tufts University Class of 1960. He enjoyed his garden, photography, his getaway home in New Hampshire, and teaching his children to love nature, art, and music. A gentleman of extreme kindness and warm humor will be missed. Most known for his quote, "If it's not on Channel 2, it's not worth watching."
A private service will be held at DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St. WATERTOWN on Tuesday with Interment to follow St. Patrick Cemetery. Please consider donations in Ernest's memory to: St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or The Watertown Boy's and Girl's Club 25 Whites Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472.