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Louis "Lou" Salvatore Biondi

Louis "Lou" Salvatore Biondi passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, having lived and enjoyed 80 years devoted to and loved by his family and many friends. Lou was born in Rome on January 10, 1937, the youngest child of the late Edgardo and Ausilia (Marino) Biondi, Sr. He was a 1954 graduate of Rome Free Academy.

Lou married his high school sweetheart Faith Smith on June 1, 1957 at St. Peter's Church in

Rome. Lou and Faith lived the majority of their lives in Rome, having bought their first home on Liberty Street in 1962, they lived there for 51 years until moving to Winona Lake, Indiana for health reasons.

Lou had various jobs, including one as a Rome Police Officer, until securing a job with New York Life Insurance Company as an underwriter in January 1967. He retired in 1999 after 32 years of service.

Lou was a member of the Rome Jaycees, the Elks and a past president of the Mohawk Beagle Club. Lou was an avid hunter and fisherman teaching many of his family members to enjoy and respect the outdoors. He was also active in bowling and golf leagues.

Lou is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Faith, three daughters, Jody (Jeff) Glindmyer, Lori (Tim) Early and Julie Biondi, cherished six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Edgardo (Rosetta) Biondi, Jr. and a sister, Louise DiFondi. He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Giselda and Anthony Rossi, Sr. and a brother-in-law, Nicholas DiFondi.

Funeral services will be celebrated on Saturday morning, October 14th, in St. Mary’s Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Philip Hearn as celebrant. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Church prior to the Mass.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Lou’s name to: Heartland Hospice, 1315 Director's Row, Suite 210, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 or Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.

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