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John Naretta

May 21, 1961 — March 27, 2023


John Edward Naretta, 61, of Charlotte, passed away Monday, March 27, 2023, at Atrium Health Pineville in Charlotte.

John was born May 21, 1961 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Edward Naretta and the late Mary Margaret Naretta.

He was also preceded in death by Edward Narettta, ( father), Mary Margaret Naretta (mother).

John graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park FL. He began his career with Ivy’s Department Store as a buyer and transitioned to retail management for Belk’s Department store and joined Kohl’s Department Store where he spent 27 years with them until he retired in 2022. He was a lover of Music, Performing Arts and Animals. His warm heart was felt by everyone he came into contact with.

The family will receive friends for a celebration of life from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord.

Survivors include husband, Michael Smith of Charlotte, NC., Sister, Jacqueline Godaire of Naples Fl, Brother Michael Naretta of Naples FL. and best friend and partner in crime Irv Koehler of Palm Beach Gardens FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Greater Charlotte SPCA

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Naretta, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home & Crematory

460 Branchview Dr NE, Concord, NC 28025

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