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AGE: 78 • Millville
Ulderico "Rick" Rizzo, age 78 of Millville, passed away Thursday afternoon in Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Born in Philadelphia, Rick grew up in Landisville. He joined the US Navy at the age of 17 and was a career Naval Seaman and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Upon retirement from his naval career he settled in Millville. Rick was a two time past Commander and current Junior Vice Commander and Service Officer of American Legion Post 82, current Commander of VFW Post 2169, current County Vice Commander for VFW District 9 and past Commander of DAV Chapter 83.
He was predeceased by his first wife Constance, second wife Dorothy, daughter Antoinette Grimaldi and a brother Michael Rizzo.
Rick is survived by: daughter, Constance Turpin and her husband Ron of Vineland; son, Alfred Rizzo and wife Brenda of Bennington, IN; daughter, Margaret A. Sandt and husband Bill of Millville; sister Rosetta Hyson; brother, Anthony P. Rizzo; and 8 grandchildren, Megan, Jessica, Ricky, Robert, Jason, Ronnie, Melissa,and Amanda; and great grand-daughter Leia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Wednesday at Parish of All Saints at St. John Bosco Church, 2 Hillcrest Ave., Millville. There will be a viewing Tuesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday morning from 9:30 am to 10:15 am at the Barr Funeral Home, 2104 East Main Street, Millville. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Barr Funeral Home - Millville
2104 East Main Street Millville, NJ 08332
Published in The Daily Journal on Apr. 26, 2014