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PETER P. CHIACCHIERI - BURLINGTON - Peter P. Chiacchieri, 80, of Burlington, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Roxbury, Mass., on June 27, 1933, the son of the late Dominic and Mary (Mascia) Chiacchieri. Peter graduated valedictorian from St. Michael's College in Colchester in 1954. He studied in Rome, Italy, for a year as a Fulbright scholar. He received a master's degree in comparative education from the University of California at Los Angeles. Peter also received a master's degree in English as a second language from St. Michael's College. On Feb. 9, 1957, he was married to Maureen Neary at St. Patrick's Chapel in Burlington. Peter served in the US Air Force for many years retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He also served for many years as a liaison between the Civil Air Patrol and the Air Force Reserves. Peter taught English and foreign languages in the Burlington schools for 19 years. Peter is survived by his wife, Maureen Chiacchieri of Burlington; their children, Peter Chiacchieri of Burlington, Ann Chiacchieri and husband, James McGrath, of Walpole, Mass., David Chiacchieri of Burlington, and Martha Bourke and husband, Kevin, of Charlton, Mass.; sister-in-law, Margaret Chiacchieri of Lexington, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, Angelo and Joseph Chiacchieri; and sister, Louise Mei. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, North Avenue, Burlington. Interment will be in the spring in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. To send online condolences to the family please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peter's memory may be made to COTS of Burlington, PO Box 1616, Burlington, VT 05402; and Burlington Dismas House, 96 Buell St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 18, 2014
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