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William Girardi Sr.

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William M. "Shep" Girardi Sr.

1923 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Mr. William M. "Shep" Girardi Sr., 91 of 281 Walnut St. died Monday, May 11, 2015 at Henry Haywood Hospital in Gardner, MA. He had been a resident of the Vermont Veteran's Home. He was born in North Adams, MA on August 3, 1923 son of John L. and Catherine (Leonesio) Girardi. He attended local schools. Shep was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Wayne, delivering Marines into battle during seven invasions. He was employed by the US Postal Service as a letter carrier in its North Adams office from 1957 until his retirement in 1985. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church where he sang in its choir for many years. He was a member of the Post #125 American Legion, the Post #996 VFW and the Sons of Italy in North Adams. Shep enjoyed music and was a member of the "The Aladdins" music group that entertained in many area venues and also toured the local nursing homes and also was a member of the Berkshire Chorale. Shep also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and softball, having once gotten a hit off of the famed Eddie Feigner. His wife, Rose E. (Rogge) Girardi died on February 20, 2014. They were married on October 15, 1949 in St. Anthony of Padua Church. Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Ascher of Bennington, VT; and three sons including, John L. "Jack" Girardi of Readsboro, VT; William M. Girardi Jr. of Sunderland, MA; and Robert Girardi of Arden, NC. He also leaves nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor Girardi of Williamstown, MA and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister and one brother including, Angelina Morandi and Valentino Girardi. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for William "Shep" Girardi will be Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Vermont Veterans Home. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on May 13, 2015
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