Roy F. Rizzi BRAINTREE Roy F. Rizzi, Lieutenant, Quincy Fire Dept., Retired, age 81, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Friday, August 14, 2009 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Braintree. He was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy Trade School. He has lived in Braintree for two years, previously in Quincy for all his life. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Mary s Church in West Quincy. Mr. Rizzi was a retired Quincy Fire Lieutenant. He was appointed to the department on June 19, 1954, promoted to Lieutenant on May 12, 1973 and retired in 1992 after thirty-eight years of service. He began his career on Engine 2 and worked with various engine companies throughout the city. At the time of his retirement he was with Engine 6 in Houghs Neck. Firefighting was a tradition in the Rizzi family as Roy s late father, Joseph, was a retired Quincy Fire Captain and his late brother Walter was a Quincy firefighter. He was a member of Local 792 and the Quincy Firemen s Relief Association. Roy served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1/c during World War II on the U.S.S. Prentiss and the U.S.S. Sarsfield. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army and received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star. He served in the 7 th Division and participated in the amphibious landing at Inchon in the fall of 1950. Roy was also an electrician. He enjoyed sports was an avid Red Sox and Bruins fan. He was a family man, devoted to his wife, his seven children and especially to his twelve grandchildren. Beloved husband for fifty-eight years of Beverly A. (Mills) Rizzi. Devoted father of Steven R. Rizzi and his wife Linda of Lowell, Lynne P. O Dea and her husband Robert of Quincy, Alan J. Rizzi of Hudson, John F. Rizzi and his wife Christine of Quincy, Lisa M. Shanahan and her husband Timothy of Falmouth, Laura L. OConnor and her husband Michael of Weymouth, Donna M. Peavey and her husband Glen of Weymouth. Loving grandfather of Steven, Jamie Lynn, Eric, Brian, Samantha, Sarah, Emma, Holly, Kerry, Caitlin, Kyle and Taylor Ann. Brother of Arthur Rizzi of Randolph, the late Walter Rizzi, Q.F.D. and the late Dorothy Boyle. Brother-in-law of Evelyn Hynes of Quincy and Patricia McDonald of Braintree. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, August 18 at 9:15 am. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10 o clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours Monday 48 pm. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For those who wish, donations in Roy s memory may be made to Quincy Firemen s Relief Association, c/o Q.F.D., 40 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169 or to the Norwell VNS/Hospice, 91 Longwater Circle, Norwell, MA 02161.
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 15, 2009.