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Guy J. Ottaviano

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Guy J. Ottaviano, a lifelong resident of Bennington, died at the Vermont Veterans Home on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2005, following a long illness.

He was born in Bennington on Aug. 29, 1922, and was the son of the late John Ottaviano and the former Angela Sheldone. He received his education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School.

Mr. Ottaviano was employed at BenMont Paper Company in Bennington and by the town of Bennington for several years. Mr. Ottaviano was an outstanding athlete in earlier years. He played baseball, softball, football and basketball. Mr. Ottaviano was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by four daughters, Christine C. Smith of Clarksville, Tenn., Angela M. Slocum of Shaftsbury, Donna J. Ottaviano of Bennington, and Margaret M. Ottaviano of Woodford; two sons, Guy A. Ottaviano of Bennington and Anthony J. Ottaviano of Colchester; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucina Barthelmas of Albany, N.Y., and Assunta Caslin of Bennington; a brother, John J. Ottaviano Sr. of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Guy is predeceased by three sisters, Mary Young, Casprina Young and Marie Beaulieu.

A Mass of Christian death and burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael DeMasi, chaplain, officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends are invited to call at the All Faiths Chapel on Friday from noon until the time of the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Residents Activities Fund, The Bennington Little League or the charity of one’s choice through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 3, 2005
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