91-year-old cobbler Vincenzo DiRado retiring after 80 years of repairing shoes

Sep 04, 2023 112

After spending nearly 80 years as a cobbler, a Braintree craftsman is hanging up his apron. He believes he's one of the few remaining tradesmen in a dying profession.

Vincenzo DiRado is 91 years old. He came to the United States in 1966 after his family fled their home in Italy during World War II. For months they hid with another family in the countryside. Shortly after that, he took up cobbling in 1944.

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