Dario Charles Giannoni – Shelburne

Dario Charles Giannoni, 95, of the Shores at Shelburne Bay, died peacefully Thursday night, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home. His family had been at his bedside. Born in Barre City on March 5, 1917, he was the son of Charles Peter and Alice (Mariotti) Giannoni. He attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1936. On July 31, 1942, he married Pauline Canales in Elberton, Ga. Following his graduation from the Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pa., as a master watchmaker, he and Pauline moved to Barre in 1953 and opened the D.C. Giannoni Jewelry Store on Barre’s Main Street. In 1973, they sold the business and moved to Florida, where they lived until 1997. Following their return to Vermont, they lived in Williston. Pauline died Jan. 4, 2007. For the past year, Dario has resided at the Shores at Shelburne Bay. A veteran of U.S. Army service in World War II, he served in the Engineer Corps in the African and European theatre of operations and was discharged in 1945. Among his survivors is a daughter Mary Alice Giannoni and her husband, Jerry Switzer, of Shelburne and grandsons, Alexander and Grey Switzer. Dario’s family wishes to thank Dr. Frank Landry and all of the staff at the Shores at Shelburne Bay for their wonderful care and concern for his wellbeing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.

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