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JoAnn M. (Bocuzzi) Alexander

In Peabody, formerly of Revere and Everett, on October 10th, at 82 years, following a brief but courageous battle with metastatic cancer. Cherished mother of Marc S. Rizzo of East Boston, Frank R. Alexander of Peabody with whom JoAnn made her home, JoAnn Alexander and her husband Thomas Pellegriti of Stoneham and the late Vincent R. W. Rizzo, Jr. Devoted grandmother of Mark A. Rizzo and his companion Gia of Wilmington, Michael S. Rizzo of Lynn, Nicholas F. Alexander of Peabody, Peter J. Pellegriti of Stoneham, Tanya A. Rizzo of Peabody, Vincent R. W. Rizzo, III and Joseph S. Rizzo, both of Revere. Dear sister to Phyllis Jones and her husband Harvey of Virginia Beach, VA and the late Samuel “Sonny” Bocuzzi. Also lovingly survived by her 3 great-granddaughters, Isabella, Cassandra and Natalia.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Wednesday, October 14th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m. and immediately followed with entombment in the Versailles Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. A reminder: All pandemic guidelines are in effect, i.e. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing maintained.

Retired Insurance Coordinator for Spaulding Rehab., Inc. of Boston for over 40 years.

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing at the Funeral Home and Cemetery **


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 14th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Versailles Mausoleum)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital (Cancer Center), Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

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  1. Marguerite Bova
    Oct 16 2020

    JoAnn, I remember your kindness and dedication to all employees during my 7 1/2 years working at Spaulding Nashua Street. May God be with you and those you love. ❤️

  2. Barbara Gimilaro
    Oct 14 2020

    Dear Marc Sr, Marc Jr., Michael and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Joanne was a wonderful women and a great Great Grandmother.
    I am sure she will be missed by many and never forgotten. My deepest condolences.

  3. Joan Dellascio
    Oct 12 2020

    I worked with Joann at Spaulding for many years.

    She was a unique person.

    My sympathy to Frank, Joann and Marc, their spouses and grandchildren. She was so proud of them.

    Rest In Peace Joann
    In Sympathy
    Joan Dellascio

  4. Susan Regan
    Oct 11 2020

    I’m heartbroken over this loss of one of my dearest friends but I’m grateful to God for all the years we had together and the wonderful memories we made. To Marc, Frank, and Joann I know how deeply she loved you all and how blessed she was to have you. You surrounded her and protected her with your love. She was a woman of strong faith and lived her life always doing for others. Joann will always be missed and never be forgotten. Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. This is not the end. We shall meet again❤️

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