Arnold E. Bolio

MIDDLESEX - Arnold E. Bolio, 61, of Bolio Road in Middlesex, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Jeffersonville on Aug. 23, 1951, the son of Richard and Bessie Bolio. He attended schools in Brockton, Mass., and later graduated from Montpelier High School in 1969, after his family moved back to Montpelier.

Arnold worked for a short time as a maintenance worker for the state of Vermont. He also worked for a General Motors car plant in Michigan. Most of his career was with Rock of Ages as a quarryman, then later as a foreman.

On Sept. 25, 1971, he married Deborah Place at the Sheldon Methodist Church in Sheldon Creek.

He was proud to be a former vice president of the United Steel Workers of America. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Mutuo Club in Barre, the Montpelier Cribbage League, Barre Cribbage League, Barre Horseshoe League, and various softball leagues in the area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he adored his three grandchildren who were his love and joy.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Bolio, of Middlesex; son, Barry Bolio, and his wife, Sarah Bolio, and their children, Alexis Jean Bolio, Carter Payne Bolio and Michael Solon Bolio, of Barre; his father, Richard A. Bolio, of Franklin; a brother, David Bolio, and Teresa, of Williamstown; stepsisters Jennifer Aja-Thresher, of Douglasville, Ga., and Cheryl Beluscak, of Monongahela, Pa.; his stepfather, Newell Shonio, and his companion, March Frink, whom Arnold lovingly called his "Ma"; and special loved ones, Junior Bolio, of North Hyde Park, his aunt Gladys Couture, of Franklin, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arnold had many brothers- and sisters-in-law whom he thought greatly of and were special to him along with other family members and friends. He also thought greatly of the staff at Central Vermont Medical Center Renal Dialysis Unit.

He was predeceased by his mother, Bessie "Betty" Shonio, stepmother, Chickie Bolio, and stepbrother, James Felch.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier. A memorial service will immediately follow beginning at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Medical Center-Renal Dialysis Center, 130 Fisher Road, Montpelier, VT 05602.

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Published in Times Argus on Oct. 3, 2012