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Fabio Domenico Eccher

1921-2013 PITTSFIELD Mr. Fabio Domenico Eccher 91, of 1965 East St. Pittsfield, died Saturday January 26, 2013 at Berkshire Medical Center.

He was born in Vigo Cavedine, Province of Trento, Italy, on December 13, 1921 a son of the late Giulio and Maria (Comai) Eccher. He came to the United States at the age of 6 years, old and his family lived in Readsboro, Vt., and he graduated from Readsboro, Vt., Central School.

He moved to Pittsfield, in 1951 and was employed by the General Electric Company for 9 years and then he was employed at Byron Weston Company a division of Crane & Company in Dalton for 27 years and he retired in 1984. He was a veteran of World War II in the United States Army and was a Prisoner of War.

He received three Purple Heart medals and 1 Silver Star Medal. Fabio was avid Yankee Baseball Fan and enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Church and had been a communicant of All Soul's Church. He was a member of the American Legion of Dalton Post 155.

Survivors include his wife the former Ida Scaia and they were married on September 20, 1947, one son, Mark Eccher and his wife Myra of Franklin, Mass., one daughter, Gwenn Preston and her husband James of Lake Forest, California, five grandchildren, Daniel, Adam, Torey, Alana, Brandon., and one great grandchild, Macey Jane, and many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters, Arthur, Richard, Gerry, Steve Eccher, Yolanda Pankievich, Amelia Dassatti, Julia Maselli.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will take place Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA. 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in Dalton with the Rev., Christopher A. Malatesta, Pastor officiating. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Wednesday, January 30, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Church in care of the funeral home. Please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com



Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 29, 2013
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