He was born in Oxford, CT, on June 8, 1921 son of Alesti and Maria (Pasquetti) Codogni. He moved to Readsboro with his family in 1922. He attended schools there and graduated from Readsboro High School.
He worked for the HT&W Railroad and Deerfield Specialty Papers for 43 years beginning in 1941.
Mr. Codogni enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on November 7, 1942. He trained in Midland, TX; Ellington Field in Houston; and Augustana College in Moline, IL, and served with the 8th Air Force in England as a bombardier on B-24s. He was discharged at Fort Devens, MA, in September 1945.
Mr. Codogni worked as a master mechanic and licensed electrician at Deerfield Specialty Papers in Monroe Bridge and retired as the maintenance superintendent at the plant on August 1, 1983.
Mr. Codogni was a communicant of St. Joachim Church in Readsboro, and a former member of its Holy Name Society. He was an avid hunter and a member of the NRA. He was a member of the Readsboro Band for many years until it disbanded in the 1970s. He was a member of the American Legion Post #29 in Readsboro for over 60 years.
Survivors include his wife, the former T. Rose Andognini whom he married on November 22, 1945; two daughters, Kathleen Whitney, and her husband, James, of North Adams, MA; and Diane Reeves, of Pittsfield, MA; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Reynolds, Christopher Whitney, and Christine Reeves Miller; and three great-grandchildren, William Reynolds, Sarah Reynolds, and Connor Miller. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Lena Codogni, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Four sisters and two brothers are deceased including Mildred Marchegiani, Jennie Baruzzi, Blanche Suprenant, Rose Cramer, and Peter and Joseph Codogni.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Codogni was celebrated February 13, at St. Joachim’s Church. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Readsboro American Legion or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247.