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Lee Solaroli

November 15, 1944 — March 7, 2016

 STURBRIDGE: Lee Solaroli, 71, of 15 Cove Drive, Sturbridge passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center after an illness. Lee is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Jean (Ellis) Solaroli; two daughters: Julie Solaroli Rando of Lake Mary, FL;  Marcy Solaroli Magnus and her husband Erik Magnus of Monson, MA; three grandchildren: Audrey Rando, Sarah and Luke Magnus, also, by his niece Angele Solaroli Valerio, his nephews, Michael Solaroli, Lee (his wife Nidia), John (his wife Carolina and two daughters, Charlotte and Gwendolen), and Lance and his two daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle. Lee was born on November 15, 1944 in Springfield, MA the son of Armand and Corada (Tinti) Solaroli. The family ran Tinti's Restaurant in Agawam until the late 70's where Lee helped out in the kitchen.    
Lee graduated from Wilbraham Academy, then attended WPI where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  He joined the Air Force in 1968 where he served as an Avionics Officer fixing airplanes by flying into DaNang, Vietnam from South Korea and Cambodia.  After the war, he furthered his education by attending the University of Rochester, earning an MBA. He founded Starrex, Inc. in Warren, MA, which specializes in manufacturing abrasives for super-finishing of metal and ceramic surfaces such as roller bearings. Erik Magnus joined to company several years ago and will continue to operate and advance the business long into the future.
 

He was an active member of the Republican Party and the NRA, had his pilot’s license, flew and owned his own plane out of Southbridge Airport.  He had a passion for vintage Corvettes.  He will be deeply missed.

 

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.

 

A funeral service will be held in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home on Monday, March 14 at 10:00 A.M.  Burial will follow in North Cemetery, Maple Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 13, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 14, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Cemetery

Monday, March 14, 2016

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