EAST BRAINTREE - Elmer Joseph Rico' Lioce, 89, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his home in East Braintree.
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He was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Brattleboro, the son of Francesco and Renata (Casillo) Lioce. He attended Brattleboro schools and graduated from Brattleboro High School. Following his education he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Italy during World War II.
After his honorable discharge from the service he returned to Vermont and was married to Elaine Mathews on Feb. 21, 1946, in Randolph. The Lioces lived in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York where they owned and operated the Johnsburg Public Market in Johnsburg, N.Y.
After retiring in 1980, they moved to East Braintree. Mr. Lioce served the town of Braintree as the Fire Warden and had also been a Lister. His memberships included St. John's Episcopal Church and the Masons. He was a life member of both the American Legion Randolph Post #9 and the V.F.W. Randolph #9449. He enjoyed skiing, woodworking, fishing and painting landscapes.
He is survived by his daughter, Adrianne Jackson, of Jefferson, N.Y.; a brother, Ronnie Lioce, of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Lioce, in 2002; one brother and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 9, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Randolph, with the Rev. Susan Taylor officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the East Braintree Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 85 Astor Ave. #2, Norwood, MA 02062. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.
Day Funeral Home Inc
4 Franklin St Randolph, VT 05060
Published in Times Argus from June 8 to June 9, 2014