THE PUBLIC VISITING HOURS & FUNERAL MASS
FOR MR. RICHARD L. RIZOLI
HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE STATE MANDATED & DIOCESAN MANDATED
A Celebration of Life for Richard's Family & Friends to attend will be held on a DAY & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED !!!!
Mr. Richard L. “Dick” Rizoli, 80, of Milford MA, former automobile dealer, died Friday morning (March 13, 2020) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Judith A. (McDonough) Rizoli.
Richard was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Arthur J. and the late Ann H (Haughey) Rizoli. He attended Milford public schools and was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1957. He was co-captain of the 1956 Milford High School football team, a team which was inducted into the Milford High School Athletics Hall of Fame. He was also co-captain of the high school boy’s basketball team. Richard also attended Dean Junior College in Franklin MA.
Richard had served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and was a member of the Armenian Vets. He was also a longtime active supporter of the Massachusetts Special Olympics and the Salvation Army.
Richard was an avid car enthusiast and spent a lifetime in the automobile industry. He was first employed at the former Robertson’s Auto Sales, located in Milford, followed by United Chevrolet in Worcester. He then attained his longtime goal of owning & operating the Dick Rizoli Chevrolet dealership in Milford from 1982 to 1991. After that he still remained affiliated with his family’s owned & operated automobile dealerships for years, until his recent decline in health.
Richard is survived by his 2 sons: Jay F. Rizoli and his wife Regina of Franklin MA and Mark A. Rizoli and his wife Christine of Hopedale MA; his 4 grandchildren: Andrew Rizoli and Allison Rizoli of Franklin MA and Matthew Rizoli and Michael Rizoli of Hopedale MA. He was the brother of the late Arthur J. Rizoli Jr., who died in 1937.
Due to the unprecedented public health crisis and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts state mandated restrictions on public gatherings by Gov. Charles Baker, as well as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, the Funeral Mass for Richard L. Rizoli and visiting hours at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home for Richard L. Rizoli have been CANCELLED!!!!! A private Funeral Mass for immediate family members only, will be held at the convenience of the family.
This decision was motivated by an abundance of caution and concern for the most vulnerable and the need to do our part to help limit and mitigate the spread of illness for those who knew and loved Richard.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Richard’s family members & many friends to attend on a DAY & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114 or to the Oliva Family Cancer Comfort Fund, c/o the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect Street, Milford MA 01757.
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