JAMES D. TRAPENI SR. - RUTLAND - James D. Trapeni Sr., 95, of Rutland, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the Vermont Veteran's Home in Bennington. He was born in Rutland, Aug. 12, 1918, the son of Dominic and Palma (Pratico) Trapeni. James was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. On May 11, 1947, he was married at St. Peter's Church to Carmella (Persico) Trapeni, who died in 1995. Mr. Trapeni was employed for 35 years at Howe Scale Co. in Rutland. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, the American Legion Post #31, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Club. Surviving are one son, James D. Trapeni Jr. and wife, Jamie, of Rutland; two daughters, Palma Trapeni Gonyea of Rutland, and Janice Sicard and husband, Bob, of Colchester; one brother, Joseph Trapeni of Rutland; six grandchildren, Adam, Greg, Marc, Randy, Gina, and Joya; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; grandson, Jeffrey Gonyea; three sisters, Catherine, Palma and Joyce; and two brothers, Pasquale and Paul. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Rutland. Officiating will be Fr. Michael Ramos, O.F.M. Cap. A reception will follow. There are no visiting hours. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church, Convent Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Mar. 16, 2014