Chronicle / Hinterland
Friday 28 October 2022
For a long time as a magistrate, he died at 81. His son, a journalist at the sports editorial office: «His story is his great passion».
He had made justice his compass and his profession. Giancarlo Pesce, a long-time magistrate in Bergamo and father of our colleague Simone, passed away last night at the age of 81, carried away by an illness.
Genoese by birth, Giancarlo Pesce soon became Bergamo by adoption. After high school and graduating in law in the Ligurian capital, he entered the judiciary in 1976. It is the toga road that leads him to Orobic land: his first appointment, after the competition, is in fact that of praetor in Clusone, where he takes held the post in 1977. In the headquarters of the upper valley he deals in particular with a pioneering issue at the time, the first causes for accidents at work.
In 1982 he moved to the Bergamo district court, and to the Palazzo di Giustizia he lived – through several roles – the longest interlude of his professional career, always as a judging magistrate: after the district court he moved to the labor court, then to the Civil, then to the Criminal as judge of the preliminary investigations, up to the last return to the Civil Service.
In 2000 he concluded his experience in the judiciary, but not his commitment to justice and to others: between 2005 and 2010 he was in fact the “ombudsman” of the Municipality of Bergamo, a guarantee for the citizen, a precious help in extricate oneself from the tight meshes of bureaucracy and regulations, complaints and disservices; he has also dedicated himself to teaching Italian to foreign citizens.
Giancarlo Pesce leaves his wife Camilla and two children: Simone, his eldest son, a journalist in the sports editorial team of L’Eco di Bergamo, and Serena, a mathematics teacher at “Vittorio Emanuele”. «He was a very shy person, very reserved, who did not like to appear – is the memory given by his son Simone-. He knew how to manage emotions very well, he was a very rational man, with a great attention to listening. History was his passion, especially the contemporary one, but he also read a lot of science fiction. He was a great fan of Genoa ».
Giancarlo Pesce’s funeral home is set up in the Curno house; the funeral will be celebrated on Saturday at 2.30 pm in the Church of Ognissanti in the Bergamo cemetery. The condolences of L’Eco di Bergamo go to Simone and his family.
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