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19 September 2010

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My oft-mentioned nonno (Italian for grandfather, he was an immigrant) passed away this afternoon of natural causes at the age of 96. I'll be heading up to Vermont for the funeral later this week. He went peacefully and at his age, he had a pretty good run. RIP, Angelo.

I'm so sorry, Jon.
posted by IndigoRain 19 September | 17:14
96. The wonders he saw in his lifetime, both the best and the worst of humanity.
posted by Ardiril 19 September | 17:19
Very sorry.
posted by JanetLand 19 September | 17:19
Sorry to hear it, Jon :(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 19 September | 17:21
Sorry for your loss. RIP
posted by Firas 19 September | 17:23
Hope your family has a chance to reunite and bond at the funeral/wake. Enjoy fond memories of a life well-lived.
posted by Eideteker 19 September | 17:31
Sorry for your loss, jon.
posted by Stewriffic 19 September | 17:36
My sympathies, jon.
posted by typewriter 19 September | 17:42
Eek, sorry to hear this. He sounded like a great guy, and yeah, man, 96. WOW. Sorry jon.
posted by richat 19 September | 17:43
Sorry for your loss, Jon.
posted by gaspode 19 September | 17:51
A rich life indeed, as Ardiril said. Hope you get to celebrate his legacy in the best possible way.
posted by mykescipark 19 September | 18:04
Jon, I'm so sorry for your loss. As you say, a good run, indeed.
posted by Elsa 19 September | 18:15
I am so sorry Jon. If you have time and want to go for a beer [or if you need a ride from the train/airport] please drop me an email, I'd be happy to help and I live 20 min from Barre and have a pretty open schedule.
posted by jessamyn 19 September | 18:18
So sorry jon. 96 is a great run.
posted by arse_hat 19 September | 18:19
I'm sorry to hear this, jon. Wow, 96. What a cool life he must have lead. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
posted by redvixen 19 September | 18:26
Very sorry to hear this, bud.
posted by BoringPostcards 19 September | 19:02
You have my sympathies Jon, and to echo what everyone else is saying, 96 is a damn fine run. I hope you have a safe journey up to Vermont.
posted by msali 19 September | 19:20
So sorry for your loss .. wishing you a safe trip.
posted by Kangaroo 19 September | 19:36
Sorry for your loss. 96. Oh, the things he had seen...
posted by gc 19 September | 21:22
My condolences on your loss.
posted by flex 19 September | 22:00
Jon, please know my thoughts are with you. *hugs*
posted by brujita 19 September | 23:01
Oh man, I'm so sorry. Peace man, be strong.
posted by Splunge 19 September | 23:03
Sorry to hear that, RIP.
posted by TheophileEscargot 20 September | 00:48
I'm sorry for your loss, jon. And glad you had such a good Nonno in your life.
posted by deborah 20 September | 00:57
I'm so sorry for your loss, and more than a bit envious that you had such a terrific Nonno in your life. (I never knew my grandparents.) You were lucky to have one another.
posted by theora55 20 September | 08:39
Aw, sorry for your loss. Hugs!
posted by By the Grace of God 20 September | 09:17
I'm sorry, Jon. He'd be glad he had such an influence on you.
posted by chewatadistance 20 September | 10:55
I too wish I'd had a grandfather . . . both of mine died when I was still too young to know who they were. I am so glad you had yours, that he went peacefully, and that he lived a long life. Travel safely.
posted by bearwife 20 September | 11:39
Aw hell, I'm sorry Jon.
posted by jamaro 20 September | 12:12
I'm so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts are with you and your family right now.
posted by TrishaLynn 20 September | 12:26
My condolences, jon. Otherwise, what jessamyn said. Let me know.
posted by terrapin 20 September | 13:39
Sorry, jon.
posted by rainbaby 20 September | 14:05
What we must do is get ourselves a big bottle of Grappa.

(((((sweet pea)))))
posted by Pips 20 September | 16:49
Thanks for all the condolences, and for those of you who mentioned not knowing your grandparents, my Dad's parent's from the Irish wing of the family were both gone by the time i was 7, so I know where you're coming from.

But thanks again.
posted by jonmc 20 September | 18:34
RIP, Nonno. I'm sure he was hella proud of his family.
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