He was born in Readsboro, on December 30, 1926, son of Celso “Tony” and Teresa (Colo) Marchegiani. He attended local schools.
Mr. Marchegiani joined the US Navy in March 1945. After basic training he was stationed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. After his honorable discharge in July 1946, he returned to Readsboro and worked many years at the Readsboro Chair Company and Vermont Hardwoods. He also worked several years at Deerfield Specialty Papers in Monroe Bridge, MA. He retired in 1989 from Codogni and Son Plumbing.
During his retirement, he enjoyed many hours and every deer season at Camp Zinfandel. In later years, he enjoyed company around his dining room table at home, sharing coffee royals with his friends and telling stories. He loved to hunt, especially for rabbits and birds, and to fish for brook trout. He loved people and everyone he knew was a good friend. He loved music, dancing, and going to parties, but most of all, he loved his family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, the former Esther Scaia, of Readsboro; his son, Dale, of Readsboro; his daughter, Kim and husband Stan McGowen, of Maine; a very special person in his life, his grandson, Bradley, of Readsboro; his sister, Ada Libardi and husband Eugene, of Readsboro; his step-grandchildren, Arick McGowen and Dr. Afton Thompson; his step-great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose Thompson; as well as treasured sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews spanning several generations.
He was predeceased by his sister Dirce Sanderson, of Chester, MA; two brothers, Joseph and Norman, of Readsboro; and his daughter-in-law, Vickey.
At Mr. Marchegiani’s request there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass was celebrated August 14 at St. Joachim’s Church. Burial followed in Village Cemetery. Following the funeral, his family and friends gathered at the Readsboro American Legion to celebrate his life. Donations may be made to Vickey Marchegiani Scholarship Fund in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home For Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA, 01247. To send a message visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.