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Armando R. "Mandy" Vesprini

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“We have all lost a great Man and Friend, But his Spirit will never be lost to those who will always love him.. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: George Benedetto - CA - Family

“Uncle Mandy..One of the brightest and kindest of men. His love for me as a child was filled with memories of him giving up his time for me and...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: George Benedetto - CA - Family

“Mike I am very sorry to hear about your Father . He was a great man and I will always thank him for the help he gave me . ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Ed Gorman

“Dear Mary, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. You were such great friends with my mom and dad. I'll remember Mandy fondly. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Gail Taylor (Trueman) - NH

“Mike and extended family, I was sad to hear of the passing of your dad. I can still remember when we would go to Everett and play hockey in the...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Kenneth Wells - Raleigh, NC

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. Mandy was such a nice and helpful figure at the start of my career. I will always have very fond memories of him....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Eric DeMinico - Salem, NH

“Our deepest condolences to Michael and Mary Ellen at the loss of your father. Our prayers go you to him, your Mother and to both of you.May Mandy...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Couldn't you see it in his face?... You could you know... The warm, glowing radiance of a special person...There just aren't enough kind words to...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“My wife Kathi and I want to send our condolences to all of the Vesprini family. My fondest memory of Mr. Vesprini was a morning of lake trout and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Alan and Kathi Ross - FL

“In an era when greed and get-rich-quick schemes seemed to dominate the business headlines, Mandy staunchly ran his business with honesty and...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Leo Pieretti - Manchester, NH

“What a prince of a man. One of the nicest business relationships I ever experienced in my 40 years in the flooring industry. Rest In Peace, Mandy...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Lee Peacock - Otisfield, ME

“Mandy was a great guy. We have many wonderful memories of playing tennis and having dinner with Mary and Mandy.Joe & Mary Corbett ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Corbett - Bradenton, FL

“Dear Mary, and family: it is with great sadness that I read in the Globe the passing to a better world, your dear husband, and the father of your...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Simone D'Eon - Souderton, PA

“Michael, Our heart goes out to you and your family, A very special man indeed and a I'm sure he was good friend. Our very deepest sympathy.Randy and...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Randy Kanniard - Maynard, MA

“Michael & Mary so sorry for the loss of your dad he was such a great man you'll always be in my prayers. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Jancsy - Wakefield, MA

“Mary, soo sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Will keep you & your family in my prayers. You always spoke highly of your...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Carmelina Tortola - Woburn,, MA

“Dear Mary ,Philippe and I were saddened to hear the news of your Dad .We are so sorry for your loss.Your Dad was a wonderful person who had a...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Catherine Nolan - Gatineau

“Saddened by the news of Mandy's passing. He was a kind, gentle, humble person with a keen sense of humor. Sincere condolences to the family in your...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Myrna Yaffee - Burlington, MA

“Mandy was a great friend, both at the Y and at the club. He always had a smile and good story...I choose to remember him smiling and walking down...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Bill Huntress - Melrose, MA

“Mr. Vesperini was one of the nicest men I have met in the industry. He gave me advice as a young man entering our business. I will always remember...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Tom McCarthy - Boston, MA

“Mandy meant a lot to this young aspiring flooring salesman. He brought me into Circle and taught me the service and honesty above all else was key to...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie Gilmore - Scituate, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mandy & the Vesprini family at this time. God Bless. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Joe & Mary Keegan - Abington, MA

“Our sincere sympathies to Michael and your family. Mandy was a wonderful generous man and we willtreasure our memories of him. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Laurie and Jim Canning - MA

“From the moment I met Mandy he had my heart. With his warm smile and twinkling eyes he brightened my day with every visit. He would always come up to...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Adrienne Hubbard Hubbard - Hull, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Armando R. Vesprini, 91, beloved husband of Mary (A'Hearn) passed away quietly on May 2nd, 2017 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a year long period of declining health.

Born in Everett, MA in 1926 to Nazzareno and Michelina Vesprini, who immigrated from Italy in October 1920, Armando, affectionately known by all as "Mandy", was one of 6 children and grew up in the neighborhood of Everett know as the village.
Mandy embodied all the qualities that define what has come to be known as the Greatest Generation. A graduate of Everett High School, class of 1944, Mandy loved basketball and was made captain of his team in his senior year. Straight out of high school he enlisted in the United States Army and dutifully served his country during the Second World War. He completed basic training at Fort Dix , New Jersey, and set sail on January 8th ,1945 with 15,0000 other replacement soldiers aboard the Queen Mary to fight in the European theatre with the 104th Infantry Regiment as a heavy mortar crewman, Private First Class. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received an Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal with and an Honorable Discharge in July of 1946.
After the war, Mandy received vocational training through the GI Bill, the first step in what would become a highly successful career in the flooring and tile industry. In 1954, he married Mary Ahearn, the love of his life, a 1st Grade school teacher from Revere and settled in Melrose.
In 1960, after working as an installer for the top flooring companies in New England, Mandy's entrepreneurial spirit and singular work ethic took hold, the result being the creation of his own company, Circle ... READ MORE →