February 9, 1943 - March 24, 2014

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Obituaries » RICHARD JR. BOLIO

BOLIO, RICHARD “DICK” JR., 71, a longtime East Hardwick resident, died March 24, in the comfort of his home with loving family at his side, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Jericho, the son of the late Richard G. Bolio Sr. and Marita (Root) Bolio. He attended Beeman Academy in New Haven. On March 24, 1962, he married Eloise R. Rivers in Bristol. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army Feb. 20, 1960, in Manchester, N.H., and was honorably discharged March 14, 1963, at Fort Riley in Kansas. He continued his military service in the Army Reserves until Feb. 19, 1966. Diesel fuel ran through Richard’s veins, and he drove tractor-trailer trucks cross-country for more than 40 years. He owned Bolio and Son’s Trucking, and later Bolio and Son’s Repair in East Hardwick. He retired in 2003. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling and spending time with his family and dog, Lady. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Eloise, of East Hardwick; two sons, Richard Bolio III and wife, Angeles, of Albany, N.Y., and Frank Bolio and wife, Paula, of East Hardwick; a daughter, Cynthia Osgood, and husband, George, of Hardwick; two granddaughters; a sister, Catherine Vierra, of New Bedford, Mass.; sisters-in-law; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five siblings, Peter Bolio Sr., David “Butch” Bolio, Rollin Bolio, Beverly Caples and Mary Stratton.

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