Victor M. Ciambelli, 72, of East Falmouth died February 6.
Mr. Ciambelli attended Lawrence High School, graduating in 1966. After he enlisted in the National Guard.
Mr. Ciambelli was activated to serve and did so for one year in Vietnam. When he returned to the United States, he worked as a personal driver.
He received an associate degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and began to work for the Boston Detective Agency in Hyannis.
In 1976 he established his own business, the New England Bureau of Investigations. One program his company of five investigators started was a sting operation for package stores. Agents would visit package stores with an underage buyer who would attempt to buy alcohol. Stores owners paid an annual fee for the service. The service was approved by the Cape Cod Package store owners and Falmouth selectmen endorsed the program.
He later worked part-time as a weatherman for a local radio station.
Mr. Ciambelli obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He also enjoyed horseback riding and gardening roses.
He leaves cousins, Frances Sadowski of Hudson; Helen Mancini of Milford; Martin Burns of South Weymouth, and Patricia Kelley of Medford. He was pre-deceased by his father Arthur Ciambelli, mother Alice Ciambelli, and brother Robert Ciambelli.
Funeral services were held Monday at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home on Main Street. A private burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Church.