Tullio ZampieriJuly 29,2014
BARRE CITY — Tullio Zampieri, 97, of White Street, died early Sunday morning July 27, 2014, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin after a brief illness and a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born Aug. 28, 1916 in Barre City, he was the son of Mario and Regina (Zorzi) Zampieri. He had attended Barre schools.
He was first married to Annette Lariviere and they had two daughters, Elaine and Cynthia. Annette died in November 1941.
On May 15, 1943, he married Yvette Gagne in Barre, where they spent their entire married life.
He was a co-owner with his family in the former Zampieri and Buttura Granite Corporation on West Second Street in Barre City.
Tullio enjoyed collecting and restoring antique cars, hunting, mushrooming and flea markets. He had played hockey for the Barre Black Hawks and had skated at the Boston Garden and was a member of the Northern League Championship team in 1942.
Being a veteran of U.S. Army service in World War II from 1944 to 1945 with the 422 Infantry Regiment in the Ardennes and the Rhineland, he had been a prisoner of war in the Battle of the Bulge and was discharged as a corporal in November 1945.
His memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church, St. Albans American Legion Post #1 and EX POW Chapter #1 of Vermont, Mackenzie-Webster VFW Post #790 on the East Barre Road, the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts and was a life member of the Mutuo Inc.
Tullio will always be remembered for enjoying times spent with his large family, his Italian heritage and its music, wine and food.
Besides his wife, Yvette, of 71 years, he leaves nine children; Elaine Spargo and her husband, Philip, of South Burlington; Cynthia Gingras and her husband, Armand, of Barre; Paul Zampieri, of Barre; Thomas Zampieri and his wife, Kathy, of Williamstown; Debbie Fisher and her husband, David, of San Diego, California; Janet Zampieri, and her husband, Patrick Stirling of Tucson, Arizona; Susan Britto and her partner, Chris Bradley, of Northfield; Tina Bisson and her husband, Mark, of Marshfield, and Lisa Redmond and her husband, Terry, also of Barre.
Also, sixteen grandchildren; James Sanborn, Lynda Mulcahy, Mary D’Agustino, Tonia Zampieri, Carisa Tilton, Paula Hoag, Tracie Lewis, Valerie Parrott, Amber Caredio, Cy Britto, Chandra Lamery, Michael Bisson, Matthew Zampieri and Shelby, Carly and Faith Redmond, as well as 30 great grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother Lino Zampieri of Clearwater, Florida; sister-in-law Josie Zampieri of Barre and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Ricky; brother Libero Zampieri and sister Olga Zampieri Lastra.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church.
Entombment will be made in the family mausoleum at the Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St. Barre on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer St. Barre, VT 05641, or the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road Barre, VT 05641.
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