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Rina C. Zampini 1918 - 2012 BARRE, VT Rina Carolina Zampini, 93, a longtime resident of Berlin Street, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was at her bedside. Born May 20, 1918, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Luigia Barberi. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1936. On April 9, 1938, she married Lidio Zampini in Barre. He passed away on June 25, 1981. Rina had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the former Beck and Beck Granite Co. in Barre. Her family and her dear friends were most important in her life. She enjoyed cooking and preparing gourmet meals for her family and knitting afghans and sweaters for her grandchildren. While living at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, she had been president of the resident's council, a caller for the bingo games and enjoyed the baking classes and "Trivial Pursuit." Rina leaves her three sons and their wives: Dino and Francine Zampini of Lake Mary, Fla., Richard and Doris Zampini of Pownal, and Alan and Janet Zampini of Albuerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, Michael, Christine, Peter, Rick, Ethen, and Andrew Zampini; and 9 great-grandchildren: Garrett, Jacob, Joseph, Julia, Brody, Michaela, Nicholas, Daniel and Gabriella; and two very dear friends and caregivers, Marie Burke and Jan Fortier. FUNERAL NOTICE: Her funeral and life celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the convenience of her family in the HOOKER AND WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 7 Academy St., Barre. Burial will be made in Hope Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401-4390.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 15, 2012
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