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Samuel Izzo

Randolph, Vt. — Samuel Izzo, 87, of Randolph, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center.

He was born April 17, 1926, in Bethel; the son of Dominic and Mary (Ansara) Ezzo. He graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1944, and lived in Bethel until moving to Waterbury in 1962. He lived there until moving to Milton in 1966, where he lived until settling in Randolph in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Samuel had worked for Central Vermont Railroad from 1946-1986 as Superintendent of Track and Structures, and as a mechanic for Rudy Martin and Bob Dean’s Garage in Bethel from 1953-1962. Samuel was married to Irene Ballou in Randolph on Jan. 31, 1953. He was a member of the American Legion in Bethel and Randolph, and was the emcee for the Green Mountain Cloggers Group that his wife performs with. Following retirement, he was a consultant for Sprint’s fiber optic cable installation project, then as a railroad consultant for OMNI. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, raising pigs and turkeys, gardening, deer hunting, and road trips in the Fall, especially to Nashville and Branson. After retirement, he became skilled at sewing.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Izzo of Randolph; sons, Stephen Izzo of Pensacola, Fla., Scott Izzo of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael Izzo and his partner, Richard Reidy of Randolph, and Anthony Izzo of Randolph; step-daughter, Pearl King of Pa.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his 10 brothers and sisters.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bethel, with Rev. Soosai Raj, officiating. Burial will be in the Spring at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Calling hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Day Funeral Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Gifford Medical Center, Garden Room Fund, P.O. Box 2000, Randolph, VT 05060. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.