CAPE COD, Mass. — A celebration of life was held March 14 at The Palms Restaurant in Rutland for Brian James Turro, 58, who died March 10 at Windsor Skilled Nursing in Yarmouth, after a long illness. Burial will be at a later date.
He was born Dec. 10, 1955 in New Haven, Conn., son of Lenny and Alice Turro.
He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1973.
Mr. Turro was a finish carpenter and owner of Turro Construction, as well as the chef-owner, with his wife, Robin, of “Rockin Robins” restaurant in Poultney and “Turro’s” in Lake George, N.Y.
He was an active in fundraising for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and the “Alice Turro Fight Against ALS.”
He was an avid skier and also enjoyed Lake Bomoseen and Furnace Brook in Vermont, as well as music.
Survivors include his daughter, Jackie, of Connecticut; his wife of Dennis Port; a brother, Ronny of Rutland; a niece and nephew; three stepchildren, Jamie Sigler Pescatello of San Diego, Jeremy Sigler of Raleigh and Dustin Sigler of Burlington.
Mr. Turro was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Lenny and David.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, PO Box 459, South Hero, 05486 or online at www.takumta.org.
This obituary first appeared in the March 20, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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