• Joseph F. Famiglietti
    April 17,2012

    Joseph F. Famiglietti

    MONTPELIER — Joe F. Famiglietti, 69, died April 15, 2012, in Montpelier after a long struggle with Crohn’s disease. Born April 4, 1943, in Brockton, Mass., Joe was the only child of Frank and Anita (Franciosi) Famiglietti. Joe graduated from Brockton High School and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his Master of Social Work and his Master of Education in school psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Joe worked for many years as a clinical and school psychologist in central Vermont with families and children. He performed psychological evaluations for central Vermont school districts, and worked as a mental health consultant for Head Start. He worked also in this field in St. Louis, Mo.; Durham, N.C.; and Seattle.

    Joe met Fran Solin in 1968, in Boston, and they married and had one daughter, Hannah Famiglietti. Joe is survived by his wife and daughter, his son-in-law, Richard Leimsider, and two grandchildren, Frank and Josie Leimsider, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also survived by his cousin, William Fabrizio, and his wife, Sally, of Ocala, Fla., and his uncle, Eugene Franciosi, and his wife, Connie, of Bridgewater, Mass.

    Joe was an avid tennis player, a reader, and a sports fan, and through the years supported many progressive social causes.

    Joe’s family members invite friends throughout the community to a gathering to remember Joe at the Old Shelter at Hubbard Park in Montpelier Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Children are welcome.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre, or to the Vermont Foodbank.

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