John J. Buzzi

Date of Passing:

March 8, 2010

Buzzi, John, J., 83, formerly of Chapel Road, Barrington, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2010. He was the husband of Marie Hazel (Wood) Buzzi.

Born in Milton, MA, a son of the late John and Mary (Fontana) Buzzi, he lived in Barrington for 50 years and Riverside since 2004.

Mr. Buzzi served in the United States Navy for 22 years serving during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Era. Upon retiring, he worked for Browne and Sharpe and the State of Rhode Island.

John was a greeter, usher and communicant of St. Luke Church. He was a life member of the West Barrington Men’s Club, former officer of the Bristol County Elks, member of the Riverside Bishop Hickey Council Knights of Columbus and a member of the Tin Can Sailors Association of the U.S. Navy Destroyer Veterans and the Fleet Reserve Association, being a Past President of this group.

His passions in life were carpentry, gardening, traveling with his children and enjoying his dog; Max.

Besides his wife of 61 years, he leaves an extended loving family of 6 daughters; Marie and her husband Peter Carreiro of Barrington, Karen and her husband Richard McLaughlin of Warwick, Kathy and her husband Russell Woodward of Port St. Lucy, FL, Debra and her husband David Wieners of Fulton, NY, Donna and her husband Randall Lee of Londonderry, NH, MaryJo and her husband Franklin Osgood of Providence, 3 sons; James Buzzi and his wife Maria of Riverside, Jon Buzzi of Pascoag and Andrew Buzzi of Boston, MA. He was the grandfather of 18; Allison, Erica, Lindsay, Ryan, Chris, Jamie, Jessica, Adam, Sereth, Crossy, Brendan, Cara, Terren, Caity, Mike, Melissa, Nick and Eric. He was the great grandfather of 3; Elijah, Jack and Luca. He was the brother of Marie Leone of Mashpee, MA and the uncle to Michael and Jan Leone.

Calling hours will be held on Friday March 12, 2010 from 4-8 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday March 13, 2010 at 10 am in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in John’s memory to The Scholarship Fund, Elks Lodge #1860, PO Box 226, Bristol, RI, 02809 would be deeply appreciated.

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