Noel Vincent Coletti Jr., 61, of Haverhill died on August 9 after a 10-year struggle with young onset Alzheimer’s disease. He leaves family in Bourne.
Born in Quincy, he was the first of six children and grew up primarily in Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut.
He graduated from the Tilton School in New Hampshire.
When he was 16, Mr. Coletti met Deborah D. Young, who later became his wife. They were married for 38 years.
He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he studied printing and graphic art management.
After college, Mr. Coletti lead worldwide marketing efforts for Xerox Imaging Systems, Kurzwell Systems, and eCopy. He was considered by many of his colleagues to be the father of the modern scanning industry.
After being diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease, Mr. Coletti was vocal about his condition. He spoke at conferences, was interviewed in various newspapers and magazines, and appeared on an episode of “Chronicle.” He also participated in clinical research trials at the BU Medical Alzheimer’s Disease Center and assisted patients at the Spectrum Day Health program in North Andover.
In addition to his wife Mr. Coletti leaves his parents, Noel V. Coletti and Constance Coletti of Monument Beach; his three children, Sarah Noel Coletti and her partner, Craig M. DeMarco, of Merrimac, Noel V. Coletti IV of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Thomas N. Coletti of Haverhill; his two grandchildren, Kingston Thomas Morse and Lila Noel DeMarco; four sisters, Judith LeBeau of Monument Beach, Sarah Coletti of Acton, Ellen Coletti-Murray of Roslindale, and Amy Allen of Madison, Connecticut; his brother, Charles Ted Coletti of Killingworth, Connecticut; many cousins; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Donations in Mr. Coletti’s memory may be made to Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., Unit 106, North Andover, MA 01845, or the Coletti Family Adult Fund at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830.