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Elvin J. "Al" Bartini

February 19, 1931 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 90)


Elvin J. Bartini, 90, a lifelong resident of Lee passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at Lee Healthcare.

Born February 19, 1931 to Joseph and Eva Bartini, Al graduated from Lee High School in 1949.  He entered the Army in March of 1952.  Before leaving for Germany for two years, he returned home to marry the love of his life, Rita Ranzoni on July 5, 1952; a marriage that lasted 68 years until her death in April of this year.  Rita and Al had three sons and a daughter who grew up in a house that he helped build on Fairview Street in Lee; a very loving, welcoming home that he and Rita shared for 61 years.  He worked for 36 years at the former Lee Lime Corp. retiring in 1993. 

In their retirement years, Rita and Al wintered in Florida and maintained very active social lives dancing, playing cards and visiting their many, many friends.  They were inseparable, some say “attached at the hip”. 

Al is survived by his four children: Mark and his wife Colleen, of Richmond; Kevin and wife Charlene, of Lee; Timothy and his wife Heather, of Pittsfield; and daughter Valerie and husband Brian Middleton, of Otis. 

He also leaves his six loving grandchildren who called him Gramps: Kevin Bartini, Jr. and his wife Jessica; Kristen Bartini Naffah and her husband Matt; Hannah Bartini Casucci and her husband Stefan; Dean Bartini, Jacob Middleton and Sara Middleton.  His grandson Andrew Bartini predeceased him in 1999.  Gramps also leaves five great grandchildren who will miss him dearly; Olivia and Lincoln Naffah, Samuel, Joseph and Thomas Casucci. 

Along with many nieces and nephews he leaves his sisters June Fromma and Carol Gangell; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Peck Gangell; Rosemary and Jim Dellea; and John and Eileen Ranzoni.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 15th, 10AM at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Matthew Barone presiding. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be Tuesday evening, 4-6PM at the Kelly Funeral Home. Face Mask are required. Please only enter the building through the Main Street entrance and exit via the office door.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Andrew J. Bartini Memorial Scholarship Fund or Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238.

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December 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kelly Funeral Home
3 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238

Funeral Service
December 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
140 Main St.
Lee, MA 01238


St. Mary's Cemetery
Spring St.
Lee, MA 01238


Hospice Care in the Berkshires
C/O Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238

Andrew J. Bartini Memorial Scholarship
C/O Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238

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