Richard A. Rizzo

  • Born: November 20, 1917
  • Died: August 18, 2018
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard A. Rizzo, 100, beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Duquet) Rizzo, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Artis in Reading. Born in Revere, he is the son of the late Michael and Lillian Rizzo.

Richard grew up in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, class of 1936. He served his country during WWII and was a proud veteran of the Army Air Corps. Richard worked for the Boston Post Office and then for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until his retirement. He has been a resident of Reading since 1950 and an active member at St. Agnes Church. In 1960 he bought land on a lake in Readfield Maine and built a cabin that is still being enjoyed by his children and grandchildren. Richard was an avid gardener, an occasional golfer and enjoyed playing Cribbage and teaching the game to his children and grandchildren. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, and they with him.

Loving father of the late Richard A. Rizzo, Jr., Elaine Williamson and her husband Thomas, Jeffrey Rizzo and his wife Dorothy and the late Janice Haigh. Cherished grandfather of Derek Rizzo, Jamie Bruner, Scott Rizzo, Justin, Andrew and Elyse Williamson, Christopher and Daniel Rizzo and Stephen and Timothy Haigh and great-grandfather of ten. Loving brother of the late Mary Liberatore, Florence Palancio and Gloria DeFeo. Uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with his family at the Doherty-Barile Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., READING on Wednesday, August 22nd from 9am-10:30am. A Funeral Mass celebrating Richard's Eternal Life will be held at St. Agnes Church, following the visitation at 11am. Burial will be held privately.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My Mother Margaret also at Artis & I met dick at bingo & we both said what a nice man!
So sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Allison Preece - Acquaintance   September 13, 2018

Sending our love and sympathy,David and Sandi Sulkowski(Friends of Janice)

Posted by Sandi Sulkowski - Guilford, CT   August 23, 2018

Elaine- So sorry to hear the news! Lots of fond memories of your dad.

Posted by Paul Shiebler - Winchendon, MA - Friend   August 20, 2018

My condolences to the entire Rizzo family. I enjoyed listening to Dick's stories about serving in World War II when I last saw him at Jeff and Dorothy's house during an Easter dinner several years ago.

Posted by Megan Santosus - Natick, MA - Acquaintance   August 20, 2018