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Victor A. "Vic" Cervizzi

Mass of Christian Burial for Victor A. "Vic" Cervizzi, 85, Ormond Beach, who died at home Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Prince of Peace Catholic Chruch, 600 S. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, with the Rev. William Neumann officiating. Interment will follow at Volusia Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 19) at the funeral home. Vic Cervizzi was a former athlete at East Boston High School, Boston University and the East Boston Merchants, a semi-pro football team. He received a bachelor's, master's and certificate of advanced graduate studies in administration from Boston University. An Army veteran of World War II, Vic served as a combat platoon sergeant with the famed 9th Infantry Regiment of the Second Division in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. He earned many awards, including two Bronze Stars, three Campaign Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, two Unit Citations, Meritorious Unit Commendation, ETO Campaign Ribbons and many other awards. Vic served 32 years as a high school football, basketball and track coach at Newburyport and Northbridge High School in Massachusetts. His teams were highly successful and won many championships and awards. He also served as Director of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for grades 1-12. Vic is a member of the Northbridge Hall of Fame. He has been active in veteran's affairs, serving three terms as Chapter Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 84, Holly Hill, two terms as 9th District Commander and two terms on the State Executive Committee of the DAV. He was also a life member of VFW Post 1590, member of the VFW Honor Guard, 9th Infantry Association, 2nd Infantry Division Association and a former member of the Navy League, American Legion, Elks, Moose and Eagles. He leaves his wife, Christine, to whom he was married 58 years; two sons, Victor Jr., Springhill, and Steven, Storrs, Conn.; three grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Carol Hyland, Webster, Mass., and Elena D'Addario, East Boston; and brother, Bernard, Sanford, Maine. Memorial donations may be made to Florida Hospital Memorial HospiceCare, 770 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 304, Ormond Beach, or to the Disabled American Veteran Post 84, 605 8th St., Holly Hill, FL 32117. Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 19, 2005
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