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Salvatore P. Santarcangelo

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Salvatore P. Santarcangelo were held at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Wednesday morning with the Rev. Michael Morneault officiating. The eulogy was given by a grandson, Christopher Santarcangelo, who reflected upon his grandfather’s many endearing qualities including his many accomplishments, sense of humor, love of the Yankees and honesty.

Special musical selections for the service included “Amazing Grace,” “In The Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide With Me.”

In honor of Sal’s past participation in a barbershop group and his love of music, barbershop quartet The Frosty Four sang “The Long Day Closes” as the closing song. En route to the Grandview Cemetery in Shaftsbury, the funeral cortege paused at the family home on Monument Avenue.

The committal prayers were offered by the Rev. Morneault. Military honors were accorded the World War II Army Air Force veteran by members of the Stratton Air National Guard base. The American flag was folded by Senior Airman Shawn Keating and Tech. Sgt. Nicole DellaRocco and presented to Sal’s wife, Ethel, by Keating. Taps were sounded by Staff Sgt. Allen Moon.

Serving as bearers were grandsons, Christopher Santarcangelo, Adrien Santarcangelo and Timothy Santarcangelo, a nephew, Jimmie Santarcangelo, and brothers-in-law, Frank Santoro and Joe Sala.

Among the many friends and relatives attending the services and calling hours were delegations from the Bennington Fire Department, Bennington and Catamount Rotary Clubs, the town of Bennington, Bennington Rescue Squad, Bennington County Sheriff’s Department and H. Greenberg & Son.

Mr. Santarcangelo, 87, a well-known and highly respected member of the Bennington community, died at his home on Monday, April 3, 2006.

Arrangements were under the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 7, 2006
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