FRAMINGHAM – LTC Edward D. Omiccioli, USA, Ret., 89, died peacefully, Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Giulio and Maria (Olivia) Omiccioli.
He was the husband of 61 years to the late Phyllis Irene (Rossi) Omiccioli who died in 2015.
Omiccioli was a graduate of Framingham High School after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country for 20 years. He received his commission through the Officer Candidate School with tours in both Korea and Vietnam. His final assignment was in Italy, where he served as part of NATO Intelligence from 1968-1971 and retiring in 1971 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Following retirement from military service, he worked as manager at the Fort Still National Bank, Oklahoma from 1971-1973. After moving back to Massachusetts in 1973, he worked at the Guaranteed First National Trust and at Digital Equipment Corp. in the Final Test Department.
He was a member of the Corvette Club, Model Train Club and Charles River Radio. Recently he learned to play the saxophone and clarinet, he started playing them at the Holliston Senior Center. He also volunteered at Hanscom Air Force Base, Office of Retired Veterans helping retired vets.
He is survived by his children, LTC Edward D. Omiccioli, Jr., USAF, Ret. and his wife Barbara of Rochester, NY, Julie Omiccioli of Framingham and Michael Omiccioli of Natick; grandchildren, Nicholas and wife Kristin Omiccioli of Singapore, Matthew Omiccioli of Rochester, NY and Cameron Omiccioli of Holliston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday, November 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley Street (Rt. 135), Framingham.
Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham, will be Friday from 4 -7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Founders of the Wall, 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202.