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Emilia C. Dassatti

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READSBORO -- Funeral services for Emilia C. Dassatti were held from Saint Joachim Catholic Church Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, where the liturgy of Christian death and burial was offered by the Rev. Joseph Tate, c.s.c, pastor. Serving as an acolyte was Ernest Bolognani.

The hymns selected for the Mass included “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am Lord,” “Hosea,” “One Bread One Body,” “Ave Maria” and “On Eagles’ Wings.” The organ was played by Ann Cain and Christine Zarella. The casket pall was placed on Mrs. Dassatti’s casket by her children Arline Spadafora, Ann Bolognani, Mandy Comai and Vincent Dassatti. A wooden cross was placed on the casket by Vincent Dassatti. The Old and New Testament scriptures were read by Andrea Spadafora and Matthew Comai. The offertory gifts were presented by Emilia Comai, Amanda Comai, Avery Comai, Claire Comai and Alyssa Evans. Words of remembrance were offered by Christine Zarella, Gina Surgenor, Christopher Comai, Tracy Spadafora, Vincent Comai, Andrea Spadafora and Ann Bolognani.

Following the Mass the interment took place in the family lot in the Village Cemetery in Readsboro, with Father Tate offering the committal prayers. Leonda Hardyson played her guitar and sang a song in remembrance of Mrs. Dassatti. Pallbearers for the service were Mrs. Dassatti’s grandsons Christopher Comai, Matthew Comai, Vincent Comai, Derek Dassatti, Daniel Dassatti, Anthony Spadafora, Brian Spadafora and David Spadafora. Serving as honorary bearers were members of Saint Anne’s Society from Saint Joachim Catholic Church.

The vigil service was offered at the church Wednesday evening by Father Tate. Mrs. Dassatti’s son Vincent led the Rosary and her favorite daily prayer was offered by her daughter Arline Spadafora.

Mrs. Emilia C. Dassatti, 90, a resident of Readsboro, died Sunday Sept. 26, 2004. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 4, 2004
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