DINOZZI Richard S. (Dino), of Wrentham, MA, formerly of Norwood, MA, died on March 9, 2015, at the age of 66, after a hard-fought battle with colon cancer. He was born in Boston to Guido and Anna (Coppinger) DiNozzi. He will be remembered for his culinary skills, particularly his unsurpassed gnocchis and sauce. He helped design the Eaglebrook Saloon, where he offered unusual dishes such as bison and snakemeat stew, and joked with customers while tending bar. He prepared Italian specials in the north end and at Lewis’ in Newton. He owned the Pelican Seafood restaurant in Norton, where he held a free Thanksgiving feast every year. For the past 12 years he was a custodian at Mansfield High and worked part-time at the Catman Caf preparing pizzas and specials. He was fun to be around and had a smile for everyone. He formed lasting friendships with childhood companions, who met over the years to play cards, for bicycling trips in Alaska, Canada, and northern MA, and to attend sporting events or just talk over a beer. He was an avid gardener, and grew tomatoes, herbs, and vegetables for his table and to share with friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Anne, of Wrentham, MA, and by his son, Nicki and his wife, Christine, and two grandsons, Christopher and Danny, of Woonsocket, RI. He is also survived by his sister, Frani DiNozzi, of Fayston, VT. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Eaglebrook Saloon. Please bring your memories of him to share with his family and friends. Arrangements by the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home Norwood, MA. www.kraw-kornackfuneralhome.com Family Owned and Operated 781-762-0482
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Published in Boston Herald on Mar. 15, 2015