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Louis Yannotti Jr.

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Louis Yannotti Jr., 90, a resident of Harwood Hill and operator of the farm stand on Harwood Hill, died on Sunday morning, October 23, 2005, at his home surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.

Mr. Yannotti was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., on July 2, 1915, and was the son of the late Louis and Filomena (Chicolo) Yannotti Sr. He received his education in Oyster Bay Schools. Mr. Yannotti had played semi-pro football in Oyster Bay and in Hicksville, Long Island. He had been a Little League baseball coach and football coach.

He married the former Elizabeth Ceriello on May 18, 1941 in Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Yannotti predeceased him, dying on Dec. 26, 2000.

In early years, Mr. Yannotti was a self-employed landscaping contractor in Nassau County, N.Y., where he owned and operated Y & F Landscaping Company.

He enjoyed gardening, tending his flower beds and building bird houses.

Survivors include his son, Mr. Louis Yannotti III of Bennington; his two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Rosetti of Locust Valley, N.Y., and Carol Ann Williams of Shaftsbury; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five sisters.

He was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Joan Marie Zibowski.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. with a prayer service followed by a Mass of Christian death and burial at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington, with the Rev. James Dougherty, pastor, officiating, concelebrating the mass will be the Rev. Michael DeMasi.

Interment will follow in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Little Sisters of The Poor through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 24, 2005
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