Robert P. Marchetti
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Robert P. Marchetti
Robert P. Marchetti
HALIFAX- Robert Peter Marchetti, also known as “Cooter,” died on Tuesday, July 16, at the Southwestern Medical Center in Bennington with his wife by his side.

He was born to Hector and Delpha (Corazza) Marchetti on December 14, 1944, in Newton, MA. Happy days in Wellesley followed until his Wellesley High School graduation in 1963. He attended Boston College for two years before enlisting in the Army. Serving in Germany during the Cold War, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Sharpshooter Badge M-14. He was in the construction field his entire life, retiring as a superintendent for E. Guigli & Sons Excavating Company in Natick, MA.

Mr. Marchetti was an avid sportsman and nature lover. The days he spent hunting with his father in Maine were among the happiest of his life. He spent years with his constant companion and wife searching for a special place to call home. They looked no farther when they came to southern Vermont and the Green River area. In Mr. Marchetti’s words, “God created a paradise, and called it Vermont.” Mr. Marchetti leaves behind his wife, Teresa; his sister, Barbara Mastro, and her husband Mike, of Wellesley, MA; his sister, Susan Marchetti, and her companion David Villeneuve, of Natick, MA; a cousin he called “brother,” Fran Balanda, and his wife Louise, of Wellesley, MA; his brother-in-law, Paul D’Innocenzo and his wife Suzanne; his brother-in-law, Larry D’lnnocenzo; his sister-in-law, Nancy Spence, and her companion Bill Schultz, all of Natick, MA; and his sister-in-law, Maria D’Innocenzo, and her companion Jack Doherty, of North Quincy, MA. Mr. Marchetti also leaves behind many much loved cousins, extended family, and friends.

On July 22, there was a blessing at 1pm at Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home and burial in Halifax Center Cemetery on Jacksonville Stage Road.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Vermont Food Bank.

To send the family personal email condolences visit The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington.

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