SPRINGFIELD — Eraldo “Joe” Spinelli, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Springfield.
He was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Barre, the son of Umberto and Vitoria (Zorzie) Spinelli.
He attended schools in Barre, and graduated from Spaulding High School.
In 1938, he married Frances Bishop. They divorced and he later married Georgia Romano of Bellows Falls in 1954.
He was employed as a machinist by the Fellows Gear Shaper Company in Springfield most of his life.
He enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing.
He was a life member of the Springfield Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #1560.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Spinelli of Waterbury Center, and Norman Spinelli of Springfield; a daughter, Martha Bruce of East Greenbush, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia; two brothers, Louis and Elnoro; and also by a sister, Nelia.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. The Rev. Peter Williams, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Bellows Falls.
Friends may call at the chapel Friday, Nov. 1, for one hour prior the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156; or to the Springfield Family Center Food Shelf, 365 Summer St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.