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Salvatore R. Barucco RUTLAND — Salvatore Raffaele Barucco passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, following a three-year illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Steele-Richardson-Olszewski). Sal was born on July 3, 1954, to Raffaele Barucco and Amelia (Formato) Barucco. Graduating from Rutland High School in 1973, Sal went on to work at GE for 36 years, retiring in 2009. There, in 1981, he was awarded their Top Achievement Recognition Award for his own invention/design of a “wedge master” that contributed to the streamlining of production and quality assurance. His work ethic and perseverance were evident to all who knew him and it carried to any project that Sal put his mind to accomplishing. His many talents and “strong willed” ambition never lacked, whether he was designing, antiquing, golfing or gardening. As one of his neighbors once said, “the only guy we know with a 7 acre lawn so manicured it looks like a golf course” (trust us, if you knew Sal, you’d understand …). As many would agree, Sal never failed to come to someone’s aid, lend a helping hand, or hit you with that unexpected tease and infectious laugh. Our hope for Sal is that he finds as much love, laughter and joy as he brought to all of us. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Rose Mary, in 1951; his biological mother, Amelia, in 1963; our father, Raffaele, in 1986; and his second mother, Emily (Magro) Barucco, in 2004. He is survived by three sisters, Lorraine (Michael) Raymond of Florida, Patricia A. Shaw of Wallingford, and Anna-Maria Barucco of Rutland; niece Amanda Raymond of Massachusetts, niece Kendra Raymond, nephew Jeremy Raymond and niece Karissa Shaw, all of Vermont; longtime companion, Anita Curtis of Rutland; and her son, Scott Curtis and his family. Sal also leaves behind one uncle, Dante Magro (Ohio); two aunts, Lucia Tancredi of New York and Enza Barucco of Naples, Italy; and several cousins, all of whom live in New York, Vermont and Naples, Italy. Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the “Salamander girls” and all of the staff at the Meadows for the care and love that were given to Sal and the many courtesies shown to us. It meant so much to him. Since Sal loved to fish and hunt, donations may be made in his name to the “Vermont Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund” mailing address: Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund, c/o Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept., 1 National Life Drive, Dewey Bldg., Montpelier, VT 05620-3208 or donate online. Due to the pandemic, there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., St. Peter Church, Convent Avenue, Rutland, burial in Calvary Cemetery immediately following. Arrangements are by the Clifford Funeral Home.

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Linda Haselton

TO THE BARUCCO FAMILY,MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, BEEN MANY YRS-HAD FUN AND WENT TO SCHOOL WITH SALVY.SORRY HE WENT THROUGH SO MUCH.KNOW , HE IS HEAVEN WITH MOM, DAD AND ALL OF FAMILY MEMBERS.AS CHILDREN, WE WERE ALL LIKE FAMILY.. YOU ALL HAVE BEEN IN MY HEART AND THOUGHTS FOR MANY YEARS. BE SAFE , GOD BLESS--AND SALVY---MAYBE A GOLF COARSE WITH EASIER GROUND---REST IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD. SINCERELY-LINDA SANTWIRE HASELTON

Motorcycle Mike

I went to St Peter's elem school with Sal & often played with him , Tim Cassidy who live next door to Sal (next to canney-plue plumbing on river st . Sal was quiet , and it sounds like his life in wonderful way , touching others is admirable beyond any other ability in Life.

Rixar13

🍀 Irish Honey Badger - My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. R.E. McGinnis - Very saddened via loss of this wonderful man. I was lucky to have shared part of his life. [love]

niseb

I am sadden to hear of Sal's passing. We went to St Peter's with him. He was a great friend. He also worked with my mom at GE.

Margo49

Anna-Maria, I didn't know your brother, but please accept this as an expression of my sympathy. You're in my thoughts and prayers. May he RIP. Margo Martin

ruth

good bye my childhood friend, we were next door best friends for a very long time and had so much fun fishing etc. nothing but good too say about you my friend, you once saved my life when a snow fort caved in on me and you dug me out, I was luckey that day salvy...thank you my friend...RIP ....TIM CASSIDY....

Judy M

I had the pleasure of meeting Sal working at the assisted living home.It was heart warming to see him laughing and always my pleasure to check if he wanted any extra desserts! I, along with so many ,will truly miss his presence and seeing and chatting with Ann Marie as she so lovingly helped with his meals. My most sincere condolences to the family

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