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RIZZUTO, Peter P., of Braintree, formerly of Norfolk, passed away on July 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 72. Born and raised in Palermo, Italy, Peter immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 and settled in East Boston, where he graduated from East Boston High School and later Wentworth Institute of Technology. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Boston, where he was awarded several medals and citation, including the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. Peter began a career in the construction industry with the Perini Corp. in 1968 and worked his way up to Senior Vice President and General Manager when he retired in 2002. Peter served on many boards and committees that included The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and the Massachusetts Laborers Benefits Fund. He was instrumental in starting the mentoring program at Wentworth Institute. In his free time, Peter enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. A devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, Peter will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Peter was the beloved husband of Patricia (Connolly) Rizzuto. Loving father of Peter J. Rizzuto and his wife Cindy LaCroix of Brookline, NH, Christina Joseph and her husband Jonathan of Needham and Joseph J. Rizzuto of Hawaii. Devoted brother of Hugo Rizzuto and Josephine Rude both of Revere and the late Domenic Rizzuto. Loving “Nonno” to Isabella, Gabriella, Marina, Valentina and Alexander. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, until 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 4th, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday, August 3rd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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