January 1, 1948 - May 8, 2021
Michael Rizzi, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Staten Island University Hospital North. Born Thursday, January 1, 1948, in Sannicandro di Bari, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe Rizzi and the late Serafina Chiechi Rizzi. Michael met the love of his life, Paola Canzio, in 1968 when he wa 20 and she 16. Two year later they married and immigrated to the U.S., first setting in Queens for a short time and then to Boro Park, Brooklyn, where they raised their three children. Michael was a printer by trade, working for more than 45 years in the business. He worked in Manhattan and New Jersey and retired approximately 2013. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like watching soccer games, rooting on his home team, Bari, and watching the Italian Channel on T.V., which he did on a daily basis. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always willing to tell a good joke, and no matter good times or bad, Michael always had a smile on his face. He was an extremely generous man, always lending a helping hand to others, whether it be opening his home to someone in need or just simply giving someone a good meal, he was always there with an open door to his home and heart.. Above all, Michael was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved spending time with his family. Family was very important to him and always was his priority, especially spending time with his grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye. He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Paola Rizzi. Loving father to Serafina Rizzi-Nagora, Giuseppe Rizzi and Maria Rizzi-Mormino. Fond father-in-law to Robert Nagora, Carmela Ingravallo and Ronnie Mormino. Devoted grandfather to Christopher Michael Nagora, Paula Marie Nagora and Samantha Mary Mormino and Michael Thomas Mormino. Dear brother to Anna Colartori, Saverio Rizzi and the late Teresa Lasito and Nicola Rizzi. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the John Vincent Scalia Home For Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd. (at Eltingville Station), Staten Island, New York. A Funeral Service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home. The funeral will be departing the Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. for the entombment at Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. Scalia Funeral Home is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Michael Rizzi Funeral Service Time: May 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86483064535?pwd=UjA1RUtkUm9jdWVCSGpweW5xcmI2UT09 Meeting ID: 864 8306 4535 Passcode: 622746 One tap mobile +16465588656,,86483064535#,,,,*622746# US (New York) +13126266799,,86483064535#,,,,*622746# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 864 8306 4535 Passcode: 622746 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kblHMlBL2 Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times in the funeral home and social distancing requirements must be followed during the services. Due to the current Pandemic a strict 50 person in room policy is in effect. Please adhere to this policy and allow others to pay their respects as well. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We do not accept deliveries from outside vendors for bakery products, fruit baskets, and floral arrangements until further notice. Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our in house floral designers who work under the most stringent sanitary conditions which include temperature checks, mask wearing, distancing and protective clothing. You can call 718-948-2016 and place your order. We must protect the families we serve, our own families and staff who operate the funeral home.
Michael Rizzi, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Staten Island University Hospital North. Born Thursday, January 1, 1948, in Sannicandro di Bari, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe Rizzi and the late Serafina Chiechi Rizzi.... View Obituary & Service Information
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