John P. Mitten Sr., 72, Vero Beach

John P. Mitten Sr., 72, died May 15, 2010, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born in Neptune Township, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 20 years, coming from Pompano Beach, where he had lived since 1969.

Before retirement, he worked in fleet maintenance for the City of Oakland Park, and prior to that, for Eastern Airlines as an aircraft refueler.

He was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Jeanette Mitten of Vero Beach; son, John Mitten Jr. of Vero Beach; daughters, Melissa Betancourt of Sebastian, Catherine Eberhart of West Palm Beach and Jennifer Seely of Margate; sister, Carolyn Brana of Spring, Texas; stepdaughters, Cynthia Dale of Melbourne and Sarah Dale of Kansas, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35 Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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