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CHIACCHIERI, Peter P. 80, of Burlington, VT, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Roxbury, MA on June 27, 1933 the son of the late Dominic and Mary (Mascia) Chiacchieri. Peter graduated valedictorian from St. Michaels College in Colchester, VT in 1954. He studied in Rome, Italy for a year as a Fulbright scholar. He received a masters degree in comparative education from the University of California at Los Angeles. Peter also received a masters degree in English as a second language from St. Michaels College. On February 9, 1957 he was married to Maureen Neary at St. Patricks Chapel in Burlington, VT. Peter served in the US Air Force for many years retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He also served for many years as a liaison between the Civil Air Patrol and the Air Force Reserves. Peter taught English and foreign languages in the Burlington, VT Schools for 19 years. Peter is survived by his wife Maureen Chiacchieri of Burlington, VT; their children Peter Chiacchieri of Burlington, VT, Ann Chiacchieri and husband James McGrath of Walpole, MA, David Chiacchieri of Burlington, VT Martha Bourke and husband Kevin of Charlton, MA; his sister-in-law Margaret Chiacchieri of Lexington, MA, and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Anthony, Angelo and Joseph Chiacchieri; and by his sister Louise Mei. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00AM in St. Marks Church, North Ave., Burlington, VT. Interment will be in the spring in Resurrection Park Cemetery, So. Burlington, VT. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers contributions in Peters memory may be made to COTS of Burlington, PO Box 1616, Burlington, VT 05402 and Burlington Dismas House, 96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, VT. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 18, 2014
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