BARRE CITY - A Mass of Christian burial was concelebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, for Rudolph A. Colo Jr. of Foss Street who passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at his home.
The Rev. Monsignor Reed C. Mayo was the principal celebrant, assisted by Rev. Leopold J. Bilodeau, pastor of the church.
Crucifer Francis Pinard was altar server.
Words of remembrance were given by Salynn Hanlon, granddaughter.
Organist and soloist Richard Shadroui accompanied vocalists Ron Routhier and Romeo Bilodeau in the hymns, "Lord of the Dance," Shepherd Me, O God," "How Can I Keep From Singing," "I Am the Bread of Life," "Song of Farewell" and "On Eagle's Wings."
Scripture readings from the Old Testament were read by Alison Abry, granddaughter, and Baine Trombley, grandson, read scriptures from the New Testament.
The Prayer of the Faithful was read by Ryan Twombley.
Offertory gifts were presented at the altar by Judy and Randy Copping and their children.
Pallbearers were Jed Miller, Ian Miller, Nick Copping, Baine Trombley, Ryan Trombley, John Abry and Joseph Hanlon.
Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville where Father Leo offered the committal prayers.
Flowers were placed on his casket by family members and friends.
Military rites were accorded the deceased by the funeral detail from the Vermont National Guard, Taps were sounded and the American flag was folded and presented to Jay Trombley, son-in-law.
Following the Mass, family and friends gathered at the Hilltop Restaurant on Quarry Hill Road for a time of fellowship and luncheon.
Arrangements were in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer Street, Barre.