Louis "Smiler" Coletti

February 28, 1927 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 90)


Louis "Smiler" Coletti, 90, of Pittsfield, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence.

 Born on February 28, 1927 in Quincy, MA; he was the son of the late Valentino and Catherine (Tempester) Coletti.

Louis had a love for horses that started when he was 12 years old and continued on for some time. He even worked as a trainer along the east coast for many years. He was always known for being well dressed, which came from his many years working as a presser at multiple cleaner companies. Louis worked as a salesman and manager for Hydromatic Sales and Service and later at P.K. Lindsey working with sheet metal while he lived in Deerfield, later moving to Pittsfield. He enjoyed playing the guitar, was part of a band and even played on the radio.

Besides his parents, Louis was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine Shoulla in 2005 as well as a brother, Joseph Coletti.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine (Wright) Coletti with whom he shared over 70 years of marriage; his son, Daniel Coletti and his wife Meg of Quincy, siblings, Daniel M. Coletti, Paul V. Coletti, Geraldine Coletti, Lorretta Evans and Ann Marie Coletti, three grandchildren, Jillian Shoulla, Megan Hale and her husband Ryan and Steven Coletti and his wife Katherine, eleven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pittsfield. Interment will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery, Canterbury Road, Northwood. The Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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