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Ernest M. “Ernie” Rizzo, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Ernest M. “Ernie” Rizzo, Jr., who died on Thursday, May 9th, unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. He was 74 years old. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Ernie was born & raised in Revere. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1964. Ernie enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era and served his country proudly & faithfully, serving 2 tours to Vietnam on the U.S.S. Boston Missile. Early on Ernie wanted to follow in his father footsteps and work in the food industry. He worked alongside his parents for several years at “Ernie’s Pizza & Take Out”. He broaden his horizons and began working in various restaurants in Boston & along the North Shore. His many talents in the kitchen had allowed him to become a “Head Chef”. He later moved to New Hampshire where he continued to work, until his retirement.

He is the beloved son of the late Ernest M. Rizzo, Sr. & Margaret (Nazzaro) Rizzo. Loving brother of Judith A. Correggio & her husband Richard P. of Revere. Cherished uncle of Gina M. Corregio – Regitano & her husband Richard of Lynnfield, Nicholas R. Corregio & his wife Rosanna of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his grandniece Adriana M. & his grandnephew Marco F. & many cousins & friends.


Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 5th at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Bill grigg
    Aug 18 2021

    I served with Ernie on the USS Boston, he was a great shipmate. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Charles L Mallow
    Jul 27 2020

    I served with Ernie on the USS Boston. Tried to keep in touch with him , but never quite happened. He was a good person and I really enjoyed him. God Bless

  3. Joe DiBlasi
    Aug 18 2019

    I am very sorry to learn about my friend Ernie’s passing. I grew up with Ernie in Revere and hung around together with several mutual friends. Ernie and I played basketball together from the age of ten throughout high school. I remember a kind young man who loved good clean fun. He will remain in my heart and prayers for the rest of my life.

  4. Donna Finnie
    Jun 3 2019

    Judy, Dick and family . I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace. Love you all. xoxoxo

  5. Marguerite Bova
    May 28 2019

    Judy and family, God be with you all at this difficult time. Although it’s been a long time, I always remember Ernie when we were young. May he walk in sunshine with those he loved who have gone before him. My prayers are with you xoxoxo

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