Washington Center Founding Board Member Passes Away
Roger B. Giacometti 1933–2011
AGAWAM, MA – Roger B. Giacometti, 78, a resident of Agawam since 1972, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 25th. Born in New Rochelle, NY to the late Gino and Eleanor (Bonetti) Giacometti, Roger was educated in Springfield schools and was a graduate of Classical High School.
After high school, Roger served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and then attended American International College (AIC) and received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1960.
Roger was a CPA, had worked for Arthur Young Co. in NY, and later was the Chief Financial Officer for Alltrans Inc. in NJ. After retiring, he worked as CPA locally. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, and was a 37-year board member of the Washington Center, in Washington, DC.
Roger greatly enjoyed his international travels and especially his time with friends and relatives in Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda, Italy.
He leaves his wife of 51 years, Barbara M. (Maiolo) Giacometti, two sons, Michael R. Giacometti & Kevin A. Giacometti and wife Karen, all of Agawam, a brother, Eugene L. Giacometti and wife Barbara of Westfield, MA, 2 grandchildren, Michael, & Alexis, 2 great-grandchildren, Alexander & Gabriella, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 am from the Colonial-Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main St., Agawam, followed by a liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 823 Main St., Agawam. Burial will follow in the Mass. Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday, January 2nd from 4-8 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, make Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701 and The Washington Center, 1333 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036.
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