Fedora M. Somaini

November 2, 1923 - January 15, 2024

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Fedora M. Somaini

BARRE – Fedora Maria “Fay” Somaini, 100, of Tamarack Lane passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at her home with her family at her bedside.

Born on November 2, 1923, in Barre, she was the daughter of Gino and Armeda (Bettini) Tosi. She attended Barre City Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School, class of 1941.

On August 20, 1950, she married Aldo Somaini in Barre. Following their marriage, they made their home in Barre.

Fedora worked in the granite industry from the age of 17 through the age of 65, first right after graduation with Buttura and Sons, then with Zampieri and Buttura and lastly with Beck and Beck Granite Manufacturing, from which she retired. She was proud that her father carved the Soldiers and Sailer monument in the Barre City Park and the entrance to Hope Cemetery along with various other monuments in Hope Cemetery.

In her spare time, she was an avid reader, enjoyed baking, entertaining and playing cards with family and friends. She also enjoyed preparing Northern Italian cuisine. She was an outdoor enthusiast who liked skiing, skating, fishing, mushrooming and walking.

Survivors include her daughter Lisa Castle (Charles) of Barre, VT; her son Jon Somaini (Michelle) of Grand Isle, VT; her grandchildren Larissa Peloquin (Paul) of Barre, VT, Lisabeth Castle (Douglas Hannigan) of Middlesex, VT, Anthony Somaini (Molly) of Williston, VT, and Casey Guerriero (Michael) of Windham, NH; and her great-grandchildren Evan Peloquin of Barre, VT, Ryan and Emily Somaini both of Williston, VT, and Ellison and Camden Guerriero both of Windham, NH.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Aldo Somaini, her sister Elisabeth Tosi and her brother Henry Tosi.

A private service will be held at the convenience of her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 North Main Street, Suite 200, Barre, VT  05641.

Arrangements are by Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. For a memorial guestbook, please visit

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