Volpi Lorenza Pasetti and Armando

Armando Pasetti poses with his daughter Lorenza Pasetti.

Volpi Foods says goodbye to its patriarch.

According to a Christmas Eve press release, former CEO and master salumiere Armando Pasetti died at the age of 96.

Pasetti, the nephew of Volpi founder John Volpi, came to St. Louis at the age of 14 to work with his uncle and served as the leader of Volpi from 1958 to 2002. 

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of my father, Armando Pasetti,” said Lorenza Pasetti, current CEO of Volpi, in the release. “He was a true craftsman and lived his life with passion. He welcomed customers, employees and neighbors as family to our Volpi shop. If you met Armando at the store, his warm caring spirit filled the room and will continue to do so.”

While at Volpi, Pasetti grew the company immensely, including taking its beloved cured meats nationwide, but he never lost his passion for quality and service. According to the release, he loved hearing customers’ stories of enjoying Volpi Foods’ products at home with their families.

The entire Volpi family invites you to celebrate Pasetti’s life through the joys of cooking and connecting with loved ones this holiday season. 

Volpi Foods, 5256 Daggett Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, volpifoods.com