• Valentino Lavin
    December 02,2013

    Valentino Lavin

    BARRE Valentino Lavin, 98, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.

    Born in Barre Oct. 24, 1915, he was the son of Luis and Maria (Carcoba) Lavin.

    He was a 1935 graduate of Spaulding High School.

    Mr. Lavin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including in the Guadalcanal campaign and on the destroyer USS Steele.

    On March 20, 1945, he married Basilisa Somavilla in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Lavin died in 2006.

    He was employed as a stonecutter for many years in the Barre area. He retired in 1977.

    Mr. Lavin was an avid hunter and fisherman.

    Survivors include two children, Rita Gore of Margate, Fla., and Richard Lavin of San Diego, Calif., two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

    He was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary Jean Young; two brothers, Baltasar Carcoba and Manuel Lavin; and a sister, Aurora Lavin.

    The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St. in Barre, where family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.

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