Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Charles "Red" Rizzo

Someone very important in my life..............since childhood.........has passed away. A good friend......a Marine during WWII.......a community leader...........

I will miss you Red.

Charles S. “Red” Rizzo a Needham resident for over 50 years died on Tuesday, March 6th at Avery manor in Needham He was 84 years old. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Charles and Mamie (Sozio) Rizzo. Red at the age of 19 enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Rizzo worked as a salesman in the graphic arts industry in the Boston area for many years. An active member of the Needham community, Red was a former Town Meeting Member and a former Park and Recreation Commissioner. He was a Past President of Needham Little League, a member of the Needham Exchange Club and was involved with the Charles River Workshop. Mr. Rizzo was also a member of the Plymouth Country Club. Red summered in and ran Rocky Nook in Kingston for many years. The beloved husband of 45 years of the late Florence T. (Anacone), he was the loving father of Ronald and his wife Joanne Rizzo of No Weymouth and Stephen and his wife Patricia Rizzo of Needham. Brother of Rita Covelle of Stoneham and Marie Rizzo of Medford. Dear grandfather of Christopher, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Brandon and Stephen Rizzo. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Saturday March 10th at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours Friday 4-7 PM. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham. In lieu of flowers memorials in Red’s memory may be made to the Stanley Tippett House 920 South St. Needham MA 02492.

2 comments:

Pia said...

Sad news. Sounds like he was a great man.

BostonMaggie said...

He really was. When I posted earlier about the summer movies when I was a kid.....it was Red who set those up. He did so much for all of us.