Vito F. Puiia


RUMFORD — A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday for Vito F. Puiia, of Rumford, at St. Athanasius – St. John Church, Rumford, with the Rev. Phil Tracy as celebrant.

Altar assistant was George Gionet, and organist was Mark Belanger. Music included “Hosea,” “Because the Lord is my Shepherd,” “Ave Maria” and “Fly Like a Bird.”

Readings were provided by Linda Dodge and Jeff Gaudet. The Eulogy was given by his grandson, Stephen Merrow. Committal services were conducted by The Rev. Tracy.

Military honors were provided by the Maine Military Funeral Honors Program, Augusta. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Rumford.

A reception followed in the parish hall of the church, following the Mass and Committal. Arrangements were under the care of Meader and Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share thoughts, condolences and memories online at