Obituary for Mario Richard Cristofolini
Mario Richard Cristofolini, 79, of Pownal, Vermont died on Monday July 3, 2017 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
He was born in Vigo Cavedine, Italy on August 6, 1937. He was a son of the late Guglielmo “Carlo” & Maria (Merlo) Cristofolini. Mario attended schools in Italy and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in North Adams, Ma. Mario was a decorated veteran of the US ARMY, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Village of Readsboro, Boston & Maine Railroad Company, Deerfield Specialty Paper Co. He then went on to own and operate Mario’s Variety Store and Meat Market for 25 years with his wife, and his specialty was his Italian sausage. Mario then was a manager at the West Mountain Llama Farm and later worked at Lamson & Goodnow Cutlery in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Mario was a communicant of St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro, Vermont, Sacred Heart & St. Francis Parish in Bennington Vermont. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, cooking, gardening and was an accomplished accordion player and musician. Mario was an avid New England Fan rooting on the Boston Red Sox, NE Patriots and Celtics Teams. He was a member of the American Legion Post #29 in Readsboro,VT.
His wife, the former Florence Jean( Oakes) Cristofolini died on February 5, 2017. They were married on October 17, 1959 in St. Joachim’s Church, Readsboro.
Mario leaves his two children, Lisa Maria Filler of Bennington and her fiancé Bruce Andrews; son, Richard Cristofolini and his wife Traci of Stamford, Vermont. He also leaves his four grandchildren, Ryan D. Filler of Memphis, TN, Eric M. Filler of Orlando FL, Caleb M. Cristofolini of Orleans, VT, and Lorenzo L. Cristofolini of Stamford, Vermont. Mario also leaves his brother Aldo Cristofolini and his wife Margie of Readsboro, Vt. and sister Vicky Trudeau of Pownal, Vermont. He was predeceased by his brothers, Francesco, Enrico, Tullio, Lino, Bruno Cristofolini.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Mario Cristofolini will be celebrated on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro, Vermont. Burial with full military honors will follow at Village Cemetery, Readsboro. Donations may be made to the Readsboro American Legion Post #29 in care of the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.