Pietro Buzzetta, 68 of Vero Beach, FL passed away on August 6, 2021. He was born on November 22, 1952 to the late Antonio Buzzetta and Maria Lafata Buzzetta in Carini, Italy. He moved with his family to America in 1972 to New York where he met the love of his life ”Bella”. They were married in 1976 in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to several places they settled in Farmville, VA. Pietro was well known for establishing the first authentic Italian restaurant in 1979 called Pino’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Farmville, Virginia. His passion for cooking delighted many patrons for 37 years. In his retirement years, Pietro enjoyed living in Vero Beach, Florida where he was an avid fisherman and soccer fan. As a VIP Carnival Cruise Member, he enjoyed going on cruises with his wife, Bella, where he would try his luck in the casino and enjoy a plethora of great food.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Frank Buzzetta.
He is survived by his wife Bella, 1 daughter Theresa Buzzetta of Vero Beach, FL, 1 son Steven Buzzetta of Farmville, VA 1 brother “Nino” Buzzetta (Rosaria) of Germany, 2 sisters Franca Cardinale of N.Y. and Angela Bartolone (Tony) of FL.
A Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00AM in St Theresa’s Catholic Church. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM and 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or St Jude's Children’s Hospital.
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