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Silvio Jules Lamarre, Jr. 1929-2012 NORTH ADAMS Silvio Jules Lamarre, Jr., 82 of 71 Hawthorne Ave. North Adams, died Tuesday May 29, 2012 at North Adams Regional Hospital. He was born in North Adams, on November 5, 1929, son of Silvio J. and Christine E. (Abuisi) Lamarre. He attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1947. Silvio was a three-sport athlete at Drury competing in football, basketball, and baseball and was the captain of the basketball team his senior year. He graduated from Norwich University, where he was the captain of the baseball team. Silvio was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a first lieutenant with the US Army, stationed in Germany as a tank commander with the 899th Tank Battalion. Following his military service, he played semi-pro baseball as a catcher. He also enjoyed traveling with the late Bucky Bullett and assisting with local sports broadcasts. Silvio started as a math teacher at Haskins School in North Adams and then taught Earth Science at Drury High School for many years until his retirement. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at the Williams College Museum of Art and at Taconic Golf Club. Silvio was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. He enjoyed golf and was a member of Taconic Golf Club. He also enjoyed following Williams College Athletics. Silvio was devoted to his family. He was the primary caregiver to his parents and his late sister, Marie. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews: Michelle Lawlor and her husband, Dennis of East Killingly, Conn.; Michael Lamarre of Salem, N.H.; David Lamarre and his wife, Jane Marie; Christopher Lamarre and his wife, Tina; Peter Lamarre, and his wife, Laurie; Mary Beth Parisien, and her husband, James; and Stefan Lamarre and his wife, Laura all of North Adams. He also leaves five great nieces and one great nephew. His brother, Edward Lamarre and his wife Claire; and his sister, Marie are deceased. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Silvio Lamarre will be celebrated Saturday June 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams are Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Drury High School Athletic Dept. in care of the funeral home. For further info, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 31, 2012
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