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Vildo A. Marcello

May 24, 1927 ~ September 18, 2016 (age 89)
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LEOMINSTER ----- Vildo A. Marcello, 89 years old of Leominster, formerly of Southborough, died peacefully at home on September 18, 2016. Vildo was born May 24, 1927 in Leominster, son of Dominico and Antonetta (Fraticelli) Marcello and had made Leominster his home for the past 31 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and, at the end of the war, settled in Yokohama Japan as a civil service employee assigned to the Oppoma Ordnance plant. It was there that he met his wife, Mary Theo Maze to whom he was married for 53 years until her death in 2004.

Upon their return to the U.S., Mr. Marcello worked as an Electronics Engineer at Hanscom Air Force Base until his retirement in 1979.

With the help of his young family, who learned a lot from the experience; he built two family homes from the ground up which, after his retirement; lead to the creation of the Marcello Construction Company building homes in the greater Leominster area.

Vildo loved to fly and over the years he refurbished two Bonanza V-tail single engine planes and with Mary Theo at his side they traveled the country. He loved working with his hands and was very skilled at rebuilding cars. If there was something that needed to be built or fixed, he could do it including making a back yard ski tow out of the rear axle of a garden tractor and go-karts that were the hit of the neighborhood. He loved dogs, especially German Shepherds and later in life, Sam, his Corgi who he is reunited with now.

He is survived by two sons Marc Marcello and his wife Faith of Hudson, MA, David Marcello and his wife Heather Alton of Bow, NH and two daughters Dianne Lomas and her husband John of New Boston, NH and Karen Marcello and her partner Scott Porter of Las Vegas, NV. He also leaves two grandchildren, Christopher Marcello of Leominster and Laura Marcello Smith, of Acton, MA as well as his dear friend Michele ‘Mickey’ Souza of Fitchburg.

Mr. Marcello was predeceased by his sister Concetta Innamorati of Dallas, TX, and brothers Michele Arpano and Guido Marcello, both of Leominster, MA.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 1 pm in St. Leo’s Cemetery, Leominster. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.

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