The Obit For Telio Giammarco

Telio P. Giammarco

Published in Old Colony Memorial from February 23 to March 1, 2012

Telio Paul Giammarco of Plymouth, a retired D.P.W. worker passed away quietly after a brave baffle with pneumonia. He was 94.

Born in Kingston on Christmas morning 1917 to John and Theresa (Dadio) Giammarco, he was raised in Plymouth, the fourth of seven children, where he lived all of his long life.

He was predeceased by his brothers Orlando, A. Albert (Buster), John Giammarco and his sisters Esther (Giammarco) Capella and Inez (Giammarco) Osborne.

During his high school years, Telio was an outstanding 4-sport star in football, basketball, wrestling and especially baseball in which he went on to the minor leagues having been coached by Rogers Hornsby. He was also a mainstay for many years on the Plymouth Cordage Co. and Plymouth Town Teams, for which he started playing at the age of 15, until he retired from baseball at age 38. He later coached Plymouth Little League baseball teams.

Mr. Giammarco, a World War II Veteran, enlisted in the Army Air Force in August of 1942 and served with distinction as a Flight Engineer/Gunner on B-24 bombers over Europe until the end of the war, after which he was awarded the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

During the war he was married to his lifetime partner Anna A. (Bagni) Giammarco.

During his post-war years he worked as a plumber/shipfitter at the Quincy Shipyard and later as a D.P.W. worker for the Town Of Plymouth.

Telio was a member of the Seaside Club of Plymouth where he served on the board of directors, tended bar and captained many championship bocce teams.

He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 69 years Anna (Bagni) Giammarco; a son Paul J. Giammarco; brother Mario all of Plymouth; 3 grandchildren; Andrea of Halifax, Amy of Peabody and Adam of Stoughton: 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no services held at this time.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club. Arrangements made by 1620 Cremation Service of Plymouth.