MR. EUGENE FRANCIS LIBARDI, 99 of Readsboro, VT died on Monday August 18, 2014 peacefully at home with his family. Gino, as his family fondly referred to him, was born on August 2, 1915 in Richmond, MA to Carlo and Josephine (Gabriel) Libardi. He attended school in Chester, MA. In January of 1943, Gino began his military service at Ft. Devens. A veteran of World War II, he received three battle stars for the Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe, and Germany; a medal for Good Conduct; his paratrooper wings; and a Holland Citation (Presidential Citation) from France. After his honorable discharge in 1946, Gino moved back to Chester, MA with his family and ran A&L Market with his brother, Carlo. In 1949, he married Ada Marchegiani and they began their life together in Readsboro, VT. In 1959, their son, Mike Libardi was born. After the death of his wife's sister, Dirce, in 1961, the Libardi household expanded. He and his wife Ada, and her parents Celso and Teresa Marchegiani, welcomed three nieces and two nephews into their family and raised them as their own. Gino was employed by the former Heartwellville Lodge, worked with his brother in law, Tullio Marchegiani painting homes, and worked at the Deerfield Glassine in Monroe, MA for 28 years. He retired in 1979 and spent his later years doing the things he enjoyed most...spending time at Joe-Gene Camp, fishing, hunting, gardening, and making wine. Gino is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ada (Marchegiani) Libardi; his son, Mike Libardi and his girlfriend, Sandra Milesi of Readsboro, VT; his grandson, Matthew of Readsboro, VT; his five adopted children, Earl "Herb" Sanderson, Earlene Lefebvre and her husband, Robert and Robert Sanderson and his wife, Susan of Readsboro, VT; Faun Trumble and her husband, George of Summerton, SC; and Gloria Quinn and her husband, John of Englewood, FL; and six grandchildren- Charlotte Clark of Readsboro, VT; Lisa Noyes of Halifax, VT; Ryan Sanderson of St. Albans, VT; Colby Quinn of Easthampton, MA; Caitlyn Sanderson of Readsboro, VT; and Jesse Quinn of Englewood, FL; four great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews spanning many generations. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Carlo Libardi and Julio Libardi and by his sister, Natalie Libardi.
FUNERAL NOTICE: At the family's request, there will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Joachim's Church in Readsboro, VT. Burial will follow in the Village Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to gather at St. Joachim's Church Parish Hall after the burial for a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post #29 of Readsboro or St. Joachim's Church in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.