• Lena Micheli Bizzozero
    April 25,2014

    Lena Micheli Bizzozero

    BARRE TOWN — Lena Micheli Bizzozero, 96, a longtime resident of Woodland Drive, died early Monday morning, April 21, 2014, at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester with her family at her bedside.

    Born Feb. 27, 1918, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Alessandro and Brigida (Rotelli) Micheli. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1936.

    On Aug. 26, 1944, she married Wallace Bizzozero at the Hedding United Methodist Church, and they always resided in Barre. He died Feb. 29, 1980.

    For over 40 years, she worked as a secretary in the Occupational Health Division of the Vermont Health Department.

    Lena enjoyed acrobatic dancing as a child at the Barre Opera House, fly-fishing with her husband, Wallace, swimming every day after retirement and golfing at the Barre Country Club. She was a longtime member of the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre.

    Survivors include two grandsons, Alexander and Eddie Pope; granddaughter-in-law Wendy Pope; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Dalton and Eddie Pope Jr. Also surviving are four nephews, Steve Micheli, Donald and William Lawliss, and Don Bizzozero; and three nieces, Sandra Lewin, Claire Lawliss Wilcox and Wendy Zimmerman, and their families; as well as her special cousin Liz Bond; and friends and caregivers Norm and Pam Fletcher.

    Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Nello Micheli; her sister, Nellie Lawliss; her daughter, Marlene Pope Trewitt; grandson James Pope; and favorite cousin Rita Comolli.

    Her graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.

    There are no calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.

    Special thanks are extended to everyone at the Green Mountain Nursing Home for your wonderful care, love and comfort given to Lena in her home away from home. Arrivederci and eternal peace.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.

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