Obituary of Olindo “Lindy” J. Zerbato

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Olindo “Lindy” J. Zerbato, 96, of Housatonic died Saturday March 19, 2022 at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. Lindy was born in “Little Italy” in Lee on August 7, 1925, son of Angelo and Adele (Giardi) Zerbato. He attended Lee schools. Lindy worked for Lee Marble, Lee Lime and the Smith Paper, Peter J. Switzer Paper and Kimberly Clark Paper from 1943 till his retirement in June of 1986. He was a shop steward for twenty five years in the paper mills. Lindy was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, the former All Saints Church in Housatonic and Holy Name. He enjoyed playing baseball and played semi-pro for Lee Son’s of Italy and played in the towns of Stockbridge and in Great Barrington and was signed to play for the N.Y. Giants in 1942. Lindy was a member of Spinc Association in Lee and Vice President of Spinc Credit Union. He was a huge N.Y. Yankees fan since Joe DiMaggio started playing for them. Lindy’s wife, Helen (Boldyga) Zerbato whom he married on June 14, 1952 at All Saint’s Church in Housatonic predeceased him on November 27, 2020. The past several years Lindy’s care givers have been his sister, Mary Marzotto and nephew Richard Kelly. Lindy is survived by his sister, Mary Marzotto of West Stockbridge and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Helen, Lindy was predeceased by his sister Beatrice Kelly and brothers, Mario, Guido and Nello Zerbato.

Funeral services for Olindo “Lindy” J. Zerbato will be held on Friday March 25 at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Friday March 25 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Lindy’s memory may be made to   Corpus Christi Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Building Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

3 Responses to Obituary of Olindo “Lindy” J. Zerbato

  1. Dear Richie and Bersy
    And aunt Mary…..I will miss him so. He and Helen where such an inspiration to me. They were in fact truly wonderful people. God bless all of you for your devotion.with much love and admiration…Mary and girls.

  2. Dear Ritchie,Betsy and Aunt Mary…..How I will miss Lindy. He and Helen where such an inspiration to me.God bless you all for your devotion.. Mary andgirls

  3. Lindy and Helen were the nicest people you could ever be lucky enough to know. I will forever treasure the memories.

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