Paul K. Baretta, 69, of New Britain passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Armondo and Eleanor (Marieni) Baretta, Paul was a 1965 graduate of Berlin High School. He received his BS in 1969 from SCSU and his Master’s from the University of Hartford. Paul was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1969 and remained a professional athlete for five years. He was inducted into the first class of the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame and the Southern Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame. Paul was the NE Regional Scouting Supervisor for the New York Mets Organization during the World Series Championship season and concluded his professional scouting career with the Kansas City Royals. He continued with his love of baseball by working with young players providing individual professional baseball instructions.
Paul is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Jason Maule of Southington; a sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Richard Carlson of Kensington; two grandchildren, Nerea and Trey Maule of Southington; nieces and nephews, Cory and Ashley Carlson, Drew and Leslie Carlson and Jesse Carlson; several cousins from the Baretta and Marieni families, and his close friends, Roland Johnson, Lawrence Zarotney, Ted Swanson, Mauro Gozzo and Richard McKeon.
Paul’s love of family and his loyalty to friends will be greatly missed. “PB” we love you.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, Conn., 9 a.m. till departure to St. Paul Church for a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery.
Friends and family may call at the funeral home Friday, May 12, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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