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Ernest M. Rizzo, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, September 24th, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Ernest M. Rizzo, Sr., who died following a brief illness at Beverly Hospital, Beverly on Saturday, September 22nd, at 94 years.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, September 25th at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Born & raised in Revere, he attended Revere schools & was a 1936 alumnus of Revere High School.  In November of 1942, he entered the United States Army & served until December of 1945 with the rank of Technician-4th Grade.  He is a World War II Veteran.  Ernie was a long-time member of the V.F.W. Mottollo Post #4524.  Ernie opened his first Pizza Shop & Take-out Service in Dorchester, which he ran until 1968.  He then opened “Ernie’s Pizza & Take-Out-Service” on Mountain Ave., Revere, until 1980.  His beloved wife of 70 years, Margaret (Nazzaro) worked along side, cooking, servicing customers & maintaining the shop, as well as his 2 children.  Besides his wife, he is the devoted father of Ernest M. Rizzo, Jr. of Salem, New Hampshire & Judith A. Correggio & her husband, Richard P. Correggio of Revere.  He is the Dear brother of Tina Turiello of Saugus & the late, Michael Rizzo & the late Catherine Lombardo.  He is the cherished Grandfather to: Gina M. Correggio-Regitano & her husband, Richard of Lynnfield & Nicholas R. Correggio & his fiancee, Roseanna Grieco of Revere.  He is also lovingly survived by his two great-grandchildren, Adriana M. & Marco F. Regitano, & many nieces & nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 24th, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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  1. Mike & Karen Iovanna
    Oct 14 2012

    Mrs. Rizzo, Ernie, Judy and the entire Rizzo Family,
    Karen and I have just recently learned of the passing of Mr. Rizzo and wish to extend our deepest sympathy. As a close friend growing up with Ernie, Jr, Mike has many wonderful recollections of Mr. Rizzo and we hope each of you are also comforted by your loving memories of him. With Love, Mike & Karen Iovanna

  2. Mike & Karen Iovanna
    Oct 14 2012

    Mrs. Rizzo, Ernie, Judy and the entire Rizzo Family, Karen and I recently learned of the passing of Mr. Rizzo and wish to extend our deepest sympathy. As a close friend growing up with Ernie, Jr, I have many wonderful recollections of Mr. Rizzo and we hope you are also comforted by your loving memories of him. With Love, Mike & Karen Iovanna

  3. Anthony "Bonesy" Coppola
    Sep 29 2012

    Just heard from Cousin Arthur Palladino of Ernie’s passing…he was a favorite of my Dad, Anthony, Sr. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Love,
    Bonesy

  4. Katie
    Sep 24 2012

    We were sadden to hear about Ernie’s passing. He always seemed to be enjoying life and family and will be missed.

    Katie & Evan

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