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Mr. Enrico Gaspardi

1929 - 2014 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Enrico Francesco Gaspardi, 85 of 667 East Main St. died Saturday Nov. 15, at Berkshire Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams, on July 13, 1929, son of Battista John and Josephina (Segala) Gaspardi. He attended local schools. Rico began a career in the US Army serving during the Korean War and Vietnam until his honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant Major with over 20 years of service. Following his military career, Rico worked at RI Baker and was last employed by WR Grace until his retirement. Rico was a member of the Clarksburg VFW and the American Legion. He was recognized by the City of North Adams for his efforts to add six flags representing all branches of service and veterans to the city's Veteran's Memorial, which was dedicated on Nov. 11, 2011. He enjoyed gardening and working on cars. Survivors include his wife, the former Elaine Chilson, whom he married on Jan. 7, 1950; one daughter, Dianne Poette of North Adams; and three sons, including Michael Gaspardi of North Adams, Charles Gaspardi of Dartmouth, and Kevin Gaspardi of Freeport, Maine. He also leaves seven grandchildren including Rian Gaspardi, Joseph Gaspardi, Anthony Gaspardi, Marlaina Trepanier, Gabriella Gaspardi, Candace O'Connell, and Carrie Croshier; and four great grandchildren including Temperance, Henry, Dylan, and Gracie; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers, including Catherine Gaspardi, Mary Barbeau and John, Frank, and Louis Gaspardi. Rico's family wants to the thank the staff at BMC and all the relatives and friends for their care and support during his final days. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Enrico Gaspardi will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to any veteran's organization of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 18, 2014
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