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Arthur J. Dassatti

1918 - 2009

READSBORO, VT Arthur James Dassatti, 91, of Readsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Bennington Health and Rehab.

He was born in Readsboro on Sept. 23, 1918, son of Pompeo and Colomba Chiste Dassatti. He attended Readsboro schools.

Art was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army. Following his military service, he lived in Rockport, Mass., working with the Cape Ann Tool Co. for two years. He moved to Holyoke, Mass., and worked at Moore Drop Forge Co. He returned to Readsboro in 1944 and worked at the Deerfield Glassine and later Deerfield Specialty until his retirement in 1982.

Long active in community service, he was elected to the Readsboro Board of Trustees in 1952 and served until 1984. He was a member of the Board of Selectmen from 1957 to 1967. In 1971, he was appointed to the position of Cemetery Sexton. In 1974, he helped establish the Readsboro Cemetery Commission on which he served.

Art was a member of the Walter Case Post #29 American Legion. In 1994, he was presented the Lions Club, Melvin Jones Fellows Award for dedicated humanitarian service. He was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church.

He leaves his wife, the former Elide "Alice" Comai, whom he married on May 17, 1947, in St. Joachim's Church; one son, James A. Dassatti and his fiancé, Elizabeth Murphy, of Jacksonville; one grandson, Stephen J. Dassatti, and his wife, Jennifer, of Great Falls, Mont.; nieces and nephews.

One sister and three brothers are deceased, Caroline Gottardi and Archie, Attilio, and Gelindo Dassatti.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Art Dassatti will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim's Church in Readsboro, VT. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery.

Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Monday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim Church in care of the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 26, 2009
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