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
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)
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
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.