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Daniel F. Gazzola

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Daniel F. Gazzola 80 of Franklin died April 26 in the Maples Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Marilyn (Wright) Gazzola for the past 53 years. Born in Franklin, January 14, 1930, the son of the late Pietro and Rina (Cescato) Gazzola, Mr. Gazzola was a lifelong Franklin resident. Mrs. Gazzola attended Franklin schools and had been the supervisor of printing at the Foxboro Company for 30 years before his retirement. Mr. Gazzola also owned and operated the Alpine Press Company in Franklin for many years. Mr. Gazzola served in the Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Corporal. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, with 3 bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and 2 overseas bars. Mr. Gazzola was a member of the Franklin VFW and the Franklin Senior Center. He enjoyed keeping his vegetable garden, was an avid New England Patriots fan and was a lifelong communicant of St. Marys Church. Dan had been a great softball player; he had been a member of the Franklin softball league for many years, his greatest love was being with his wife and family. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Michael Gazzola of Quincy, and Marc Gazzola, Shelley Venturoso, Janine Gesimondo and Diane Gazzola all of Franklin. He is also survived by his sisters Olga Mucciarone and Flora Pellegri of Franklin. Mr. Gazzola was also the grandfather of David, Jenna and Kevin Venturoso, John, Eric and Brad Gesimondo, Julianne and Gianna Gazzola. His funeral was held on Thursday April 29 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St. Franklin. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation /Cancer Care, 14 Prospect St. Milford Mass 01757.

Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 28 to May 5, 2010
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