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ANDOVER, MA - Nicholas A. Rizzo Jr., 84, of Andover, Mass., died March 8, 2018. Mr. Rizzo was born in Webster, Mass., on Dec. 20, 1933, to the late Nicholas and Josephine (Defusco) Rizzo.
A lifelong resident of Greater Lawrence, Nicholas graduated from Merrimack College in 1954, was a past president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, loved to cook and was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church which is now Corpus Christi Parish.
Husband of the late Maria A. (Rancatore) Rizzo with whom he was married to for 55 years, he is survived by his children, Nicholas Rizzo and his wife, Susan of North Andover, Carla Degnan and husband, Leonard of North Andover, Thomas Rizzo and wife, Annette of Kentucky, Elena Rizzo of Lowell, and Linda Young and husband, Stephen of Andover; and six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Teresa Rizzo, and a son, Christopher A. Rizzo; and brothers, Christopher J. Rizzo and Raymond L. Rizzo.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence, Mass. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Augustinian Guild at augustinianfund.org.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 13, 2018
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