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Updated: 10/18/2013 04:30:01PM

Matthew Ramieri

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Matthew Ramieri, 70, of Lake Placid died suddenly on Friday Oct. 11, 2013, at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples.

Born Aug. 8, 1943, to Matteo and Antoinette Ramieri in Waterbury Conn., Mr. Ramieri received his early education in Waterbury. He obtained a degree in computer programming while in R.I. as well as a degree in fire sciences in N.H. He served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1966 including two years attached to Fighting Squadron 41 aboard the USS Independence during the Viet Nam War.

In 1963 he married Lucilla Senior and they celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 5. Mr. Ramieri worked as a civilian fire fighter at Quonset Naval Air Station in R.I., Pease AFB in N.H. and Hanscom AFB in Mass. from 1967 until his retirement in 2003. His retirement has included flying his Beechcraft Musketeer across the country and earning a degree in aviation airframe mechanics. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with friends and family. He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and the American Legion. He was a Catholic by faith.

Mr. Ramieri is survived by his wife Lucilla; daughters Wendy A. Waller of Sebring and Lisa G. Biehl of Derry, N.H; grandchildren Alisha and Derek Biehl; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister Theresa Ramieri in 2010.

In celebration of Mr. Ramieri’s life a memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in Matt’s memory may be made to his favorite charity: St. Charles Children Home, 19 Grant St., Rochester, NH 03867.