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Clotilde Astorino

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Clotilde Amelia Vanuni Astorino Clotilde Amelia Vanuni Astorino, slipped away peacefully on January 8, 2012, just a month before her ninety-third birthday. She was a life-long resident of North Adams, where she attend St. Anthony of Pauda parish, graduated from Drury High School, class of 1936, and worked as an executive secretary for Sprague Electric. In 1953, Tillie entered her first national contest to name a Derby horse. Her second place win fueled a passion that spanned five decades of national cooking contest entries and brought her many awards, trips and friendships. In addition to her parents, Mr. Louis Vanuni and Mrs Alfreda Vanuni, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Astorino; her siblings, Mary Sanders, Edith Brooks and Carl Vanuni. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert L. Astorino, Sr. (Catherine); and, two grandsons, Harold Fl Salsbery, III and Robert L. Astorino, Jr. FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation will be held at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Rd on Saturday, January 14, 2012 starting at 4 p.m. Prayer services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Southview Cemetery, North Adams, and Massachusetts at 9am, Tuesday January 17, 2012.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 12, 2012
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