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James L. Triano

1924-2013 BENNINGTON James L. Triano, 89, died Saturday November 16, 2013, at Emeritus at Fillmore Pond. Jim was born in North Plainfield, N.J. on April 24, 1924, son of Joseph and Rose (Panio) Triano. Upon graduating from North Plainfield High School in 1943, while World War II was raging, Jim was drafted into the Army. After only 7 weeks of training at Fort Bragg, N.C., he was immediately sent into the war zones, starting in Northern Africa and fought in all the major battles in Italy, France, Austria and Germany. He also participated in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Jim served with the 36th Infantry Division and the 131st Field Artillery Battalion. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post in Shickshinny, Pa., and the VFW in Nanticoke, Pa. Jim was very proud to have served his country during World War II. Upon being discharged in 1945, Jim became a government inspector for the Defense Department for 22 years. Upon retirement from government service in 1967, he worked for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 10 years. In 1977, Jim moved from Plainfield, N.J. to Huntington Mills, Pa. where he lived with his longtime companion, Jewell McCulley, until her death in 1996. He continued to enjoy the country life of Pennsylvania where, as a hobby, he bought and refinished antique furniture, as well as collecting many interesting items. Jim enjoyed the company of his great neighbors and friends. In August, 2010, Jim moved to Hoosick Falls, N.Y. to be cared for by his family. He was especially cared for by his nephew, Richard Medvetz, and his niece, Suzanne Fitzpatrick. In April 2011, he moved to an assisted living facility, Village at Fillmore Pond in Bennington, Vt. Jim is survived by his sister, Mary A. Medvetz, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony J. and Prosper J. Triano; and his sisters, Jennie (Louis) Quinto, Philomena (Alfred) Marroni, Angeline (John) Dezuzio, and Anna (Carl) Ebel. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 30th at 12:30 p.m. at Saint Martha's Church, 260 Bonnieville Rd., Fairmont Springs, Pa. followed by a luncheon in the church hall. The family would like to thank the Emeritus and the VNA & Hospice of SVHC staff and volunteers who were so loving and caring. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VNA & Hospice of SVHC, 1128 Monument Ave., Bennington, Vt. 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 20, 2013
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