MONROE BRIDGE, MA- Mark Zuchero, 70, died Friday, May 8, at the Crescent Manor facility, in Bennington, VT, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease,
Mr. Zuchero was born in Salem, to his parents, Victor and Muriel Zuchero. He grew up in Swampscott where he graduated from Swampscott High and then from Bentley College in Waltham.
He will be deeply missed by Gail Dieter, his life partner of 39 years, whom he lived with in Wilmington, VT, until moving to Monroe Bridge in 2015. He owned a rooming house, known as “The Ramage House,” for the past 30 years. He made many new friends with the guests, who mostly worked for the power industry.
Mr. Zuchero also leaves his two sisters, Carin Zuchero, of Millis, and Jan Monahan of Swampscott; his niece, Courtney Monahan; and nephew, Thomas Monahan.
He came to Mount Snow in Vermont in 1975, while working for Ogden Foods, the company that ran the concessions at the ski area. He fell in love with the Deerfield Valley and decided to stay. Because of his wonderful personality, he quickly made numerous friends and became known as Zuc.
After working at Mount Snow, he opened his own business, Marcus Paper Company, which eventually led to a job at Yankee Rowe Nuclear Plant, in Rowe. There he met many new friends, and he and Gail became part of a whole new family of lifelong close friends. This is where he became known as Zoomer, after starting a new business, Zoomers Express. In the long run, Mr. Zuchero was most happy working for himself, until his disease forced him to retire about 10 years ago.
He was always the life of the party and was often full of mischief. In the last years of his life he said daily, “Let’s just have fun!!!”
For those older folks, he will be remembered for putting an old, crashed airplane from Mount Snow Airport on the back of his Ranchero. He was bringing the plane to his house on Route 100 for the annual Memorial Day party and bonfire. Unfortunately, he was caught by Mount Snow Security, a sight they will never forget.
There can’t be any services at this time, but hopefully there will be a remembrance of his life in the future.
Donations may be made to the Deerfield Valley Rescue, where he was a volunteer for several years. Send them in care of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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