JOSEPH ALBARELLI SR. - BURLINGTON - Joseph Albarelli Sr., 88, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home on 60 Monroe Street, Burlington, with his loving family at his side. Joseph was born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Burlington, to Michael and Philomena (Perotta) Albarelli. Joseph grew up on Cherry Street in Burlington, also affectionately known as "Little Italy." He graduated from Cathedral High School in absentia in 1944, as he was drafted before the end of the school year (his brother, Louie, accepted his diploma for him). He served in World War II overseas in Patton's Third Army until the end of the war, then served in the constabulary in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and the Eastern African and Middle Eastern Theatre campaign ribbon. Joseph began his career at Green Mountain Power when they were in the gas business. When they sold the gas portion of Green Mountain Power to Vermont Gas Systems, Joseph was hired by Vermont Gas. Joseph took advantage of the GI Bill to earn a degree in engineering. This helped him to rise in the ranks at Vermont Gas Systems. He retired from Vermont Gas Systems after 42 years, as Vice President. Joseph was married to Carlotta (Corey) Albarelli in Burlington. Together, they raised 10 children. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Philomena Albarelli; his wife, Carlotta, in 1985; son, John, in 1994; his second wife, Mary (Clark Cochones) Albarelli, in 1999; and six brothers, Patrick Alberry, Tony, Henry, John, Philip, and Louis Albarelli. He is survived by his sister, Gina (Albarelli) Fercenia; sister-in-law, Nancy (O'Neil) Albarelli; nine children and their spouses, Connie Hammel, Joan (Fred) Blondin, Mary (Dan Valyou) Albarelli, Joseph Jr., Patrick (Linda) Albarelli, Phyllis (William) Bissonette, Mark, Carl and Thomas Albarelli; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to his very caring and capable caretaker, Helen Seagroves. Visitation will be at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. Joseph's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at New Mount Calvary Cemetery on Plattsburgh Avenue, immediately after the funeral. To send online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Missions for Independence, 4357 Oak Hill Road, Williston, VT 05495-7101; or a .

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Mar. 17, 2014