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Dino A. Giacomozzi; 85
Beloved father and grandfather

FITCHBURG -- Dino A. Giacomozzi, 85, a lifelong Fitchburg resident, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at The Highlands Longterm Care Center, in Fitchburg, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness.

He is survived by three daughters, Lorna J. Brooks and her husband, David of Fitchburg, Gina Giacomozzi-Hanley and her husband, Bill of Fitchburg, and Cara L. Giacomozzi of Aberdeen, MD; and four grandchildren, Derek and Courtney Brooks, and Valerie and Will Hanley; one brother, Robert A. Giacomozzi of Fitchburg; one sister, Lydia Carlisle of Elizabethtown, KY; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 20 years, Patricia A. (Hancock) Giacomozzi in 1980, and by a brother, Daniel Giacomozzi in 1994, and two sisters, Mary Mayotte in 1993 and Victoria Allen in 1993.

Mr. Giacomozzi was born in Fitchburg, on January 7, 1929, the son of Italian immigrants, Agostino and Ida (Settimi) Giacomozzi. He was raised in Fitchburg and graduated from Fitchburg High School with the class of 1948, proudly the first member of his family to earn a high school diploma.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War in the Occupation of Germany from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953.

Dino was a proud resident of Fitchburg, and an active participant in local government, running for ward council twice in his earlier years. Mr. Giacomozzi was employed by P.J. Keating as a Labor Foreman for 30 years, and a member of local union 39, until his retirement in 1989. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth for many years.

Dino was a member of the American Legion Post 429 in Fitchburg, the American War Veterans and the Italian American War Veterans, holding offices on the local, state and national level.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fitchburg, and a member of the 4th Degree Bishop Bevan Assembly of the Fitchburg Knights of Columbus, Joseph P. Keating Council 99.

Mr. Giacomozzi was a member of the Wachusett Philatelic Society, American Numismatic Association, a former member of the Marconi Club and a lifetime member of the Eastwood Club. He served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the former Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corp. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

GIACOMOZZI -- Dino's Funeral will be celebrated on Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with at Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 84 Salem St., Fitchburg. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be on Sunday, July 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will conduct their ritual at 6 p.m. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Elementary School Playground Fund, C/O the P.T.A., 123 Salem St., Fitchburg, MA 01420 or may be left at the Funeral Home. See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from July 24 to July 25, 2014
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