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Jerome Rizzo

Jerome Rizzo

Jerome Rizzo, of West Groton and Townsend, passed away January 21, 2013. He is the father of Charles Rizzo of Townsend and Joseph and his wife Mary Rizzo of Milton, Massachusetts. Jerome was born and raised in West Groton. He was predeceased by his wife Anne Digiacomo Rizzo; his parents Joseph and Carmella Licata Rizzo, and sisters Frances and Julia and brother Charles.

He will be greatly missed by Charles; Joe and Mary; his special nieces, Joanne and Camie; and many other loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful husband, father, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Rizzo was a WW II veteran and retired from Hollingsworth & Vose after working there for 50 years. He was also a proud retired volunteer firefighter from the West Groton Fire Department. “Romie” was an avid golfer and fisherman, a member of the VFW, and a regular visitor to the Pepperell Senior Center. He was also a founding member of the Squannacook Sportsman’s Club in West Groton.

Visiting hours are on Friday, January 24, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Badger Funeral Home. 45 School Street, Groton, Massachusetts. The funeral will be Saturday, January 25, at 10 a.m. in St. James Church on St. James Street, West Groton, Massachusetts.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road, Pepperell MA 01463 or the Wounded Warrior project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.