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Robert R. "Bob" Addonizio Sr.

Obituary Condolences

SHIRLEY -- Robert R. “Bob” Addonizio Sr., 77, of 13 Brown Road, died Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2008, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marcia J. (Watson) Addonizio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert R. and Joyce Addonizio Jr., of Shirley, Richard A. and Linda Addonizio of Mason, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela A. and Mark Morin of Cape Coral, Fla.; two brothers, Richard Addonizio of Medford, Michael Addonizio of Nashua, N.H.; two sisters, Rose Mitchell of Hollis, N.H., and his twin sister, Mary Ranno of Shirley. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Matt Addonizio, Alyson Addonizio, Theresa Addonizio, Alex Addonizio, Nate Addonizio, Kelly Fothergill and Michelle Rushing and three great grandchildren, Jeffrey Rushing, Jacob Rushing and Emma Fothergill.

He was the brother of the late Albert Addonizio and the grandfather of the late Jeff Morin, both of Florida.

Mr. Addonizio was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church in Shirley and served many years as an usher at the Saturday afternoon Mass. He was a Life Member of the Ayer-Shirley Lions Club and had served as its president. He had also served as the area’s District Governor.

For the past several years, Bob served as the coordinator for the Shirley MART Van.

For 20 years, Bob operated the coffee shop at the Nashoba Community Hospital in Ayer, retiring in 1997. Prior to that he owned and operated the Village Coffee Shop in Shirley Village and from 1963-1974 owned and operated Pam’s Donut Shop in West Main Street in Ayer.

Many years ago he served as a police officer in the City of Medford and also worked as a driver for the former Tip Top Bread Company.

ADDONIZIO -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Church, 14 Phoenix St., Shirley. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Shirley. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information. Memorial Contributions may be made to Lions Club Eye Research, c/o Lions Clubs International Headquarters, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 7, 2008
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