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Norman L. Bartolomei

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Norman L. Bartolomei FRANKLIN Norman L. Bartolomei 85 a Franklin native and former longtime resident, died Tuesday Dec. 8, 2009 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, following an extended period of failing health. Born in Franklin Apr. 14, 1924 a son of the late Frank and Lena (Zunino) Bartolomei, he was raised and educated in Franklin. In 1999, he along with 8 other Franklin resident veterans, were awarded their Franklin High School Dipolma. All 9 veterans left school at the beginning of World War II to serve their country. He retired many years ago from the Franklin DPW, where he worked for over 15 years. He also worked in the maintenance dept. for Dean Jr. College for many years. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He attained the rank of seaman first class and was awarded the World War II Victory medal and the Good Conduct medal. He was honorably discharged in January 1946. He was a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens, The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, and was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Bellingham. He is survived by his sister: Rita Peltier of Greenville, RI, his sister in law Barbara (Laliberte) Bartolomei of Brewster, two nephews: Robert Bartolomei of Brewster and Scott Bartolomei of Zeeland, MI, two good and caring friends: John & Pat Hogan of Bellingham. He was the brother of the late: Henry Lefty Bartolomei, and Francis C. Bartolomei. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral with military honors Friday at 9:45 a.m. from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., www.franklinfuneral.com with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed in St. Marys Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Donations in his memory sent to the Franklin Food Pantry, 80 W. Central St., Franklin MA 02038 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18, 2009
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