February 27, 1918 - April 21, 2014

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BIZZOZERO, LENA MICHELI, 96, a longtime resident of Barre Town, died April 21 at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester, with her family at her bedside. Born Feb. 27, 1918, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Alessandro and Brigida (Rotelli) Micheli. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1936. On Aug. 26, 1944, she married Wallace Bizzozero at the Hedding United Methodist Church, and they always resided in Barre. He died Feb. 29, 1980. For over 40 years, she worked as a secretary in the Occupational Health Division of the Vermont Health Department. Lena enjoyed acrobatic dancing as a child at the Barre Opera House, fly-fishing with her husband, Wallace, swimming every day after retirement and golfing at the Barre Country Club. She was a longtime member of the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. Survivors include two grandsons, Alexander and Eddie Pope; granddaughter-in-law Wendy Pope; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four nephews and three nieces, and their families; as well as her special cousin Liz Bond; and friends and caregivers Norm and Pam Fletcher. Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Nello Micheli; her sister, Nellie Lawliss; her daughter, Marlene Trewitt; grandson James Pope; and favorite cousin Rita Comolli.

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