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(J.R.H. 261)

Offered by: Representative Larocque of Barnet.

Whereas, John Zampieri devoted four decades to serving the citizens of Ryegate in a variety of municipal offices, and

Whereas, he commenced his town government career as a village trustee, and

Whereas, after closely monitoring the village’s operations, John Zampieri shifted his focus to public education as he sat on the town’s school board, and

Whereas, over the subsequent years, he has dedicated many hours to his local government duties, serving as a selectman, member of the board of civil authority and, most recently, until his death, as a cemetery commissioner, and

Whereas, in recognition of his over 40 years as an outstanding local official in Ryegate, on January 11, 2000, John Zampieri was inducted into the Secretary of State’s Town Officials Hall of Fame, and

Whereas, he was an active member, for over half a century, in the Pulaski Masonic Lodge, and for many years also belonged to the Cohase Lions Club in Wells River, and

Whereas, he was a long standing member of the Woodsville Cottage Hospital’s Board of Trustees, and

Whereas, John Zampieri was employed for 15 years as a fieldman for the Cabot Cooperative, and

Whereas, he was the husband of Beatrice “Bea” Zampieri, the father of a daughter Vicki, four sons John, Michael, David and Thomas and seven grandchildren, and

Whereas, John Zampieri’s family and many friends will honor him at a memorial service to be held on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the South Ryegate United Presbyterian Church where he worshiped for many years, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of the late Giovanni “John” Zampieri, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Beatrice Zampieri in South Ryegate.