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Antonio Radocchia

1931 - 2013 BENNINGTON Antonio Radocchia, 81, of Whipstock Hill Farm on West Road, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Tony was born at his family's farm in Wakefield, Mass., on June 11, 1931. His parents, Giovanni Radocckia and Angelina Bucciacchio Radocckia emigrated to the States from Abruzzi, Italy, after World War I. He left home at 15 with $20 from his mother, and worked his way up and down the East Coast until he was drafted by the Army in 1953.

During the Korean War, he was stationed in England and Fort Benning, Ga. He was a crack pistol shot.

Before he established Montrose Hydraulics in Wakefield on the family property, he pruned trees, held a blasting license, built roads, restaurants, and modular homes all over the North Shore, welded anything, and repaired heavy machinery and drive shafts. In 1999, he sold Montrose and moved from Andover, Mass., to the farm on Whipstock Hill. He lived for his family. He could fix anything. He had a fun-ny sense of humor and an unshakeable moral code.

He leaves his wife of 42 years, Jane Griswold Radocchia; their beloved children, Alexandra, and her husband, Christopher Zealand of Arlington, Va., Peter Radocchia and his wife, Wang Fanglai, of Bennington, Angelina Radocchia and her husband, Jacob Snyder, of Bennington, and Katherine Radocckia of Reading Mass.; and his grandchildren, Nicholas, Daniel, Leon, Eben, Althea and a baby to born in July. He also leaves his sisters, Elizabeth Price, Mary Comunale, and his brother, Dominic Radocchia, and several nephews and nieces.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A service will be held the Bennington Museum at a time to be announced.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.


Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 19, 2013
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