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Obituary: Joseph M. Caizzi, 72

Dec 03, 2015 07:32AM ● By Bill Gilman

Joseph M. Caizzi, age 72

Joseph M. Caizzi, age 72, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on November 29, 2015.

Joe was born on April 17, 1943 in Cambridge, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Attilio and Antonetta Caizzi. Joe was raised in East Boston in a close, loving family.

Joe married Letteria “Lee” Venezia in 1964; the couple lived in East Boston for several years before moving to Wilmington in January of 1973 where they raised four wonderful children and extended their home to family and friends through the years. Joe’s love and devotion for his family was unconditional; he treasured the time he spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. Joe and Lee had 52 great years together, they enjoyed traveling, family, friends, and making memories to be shared for generations to come.

Joe was fondly known as “Joe the Barber” for over 50 years and ended his career at the Clubhouse Barber Shop in Tewksbury. Joe was a “people person” who enjoyed his job and his customers.

Joe was a simple man, he didn’t need much to make him happy; family, friends, food, his couch, clicker, and his beloved dog. Joe’s keen sense of humor was with him right to the end. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Joe was the beloved husband of 52 years to Letteria “Lee” (Venezia) Caizzi, devoted father of Joseph M. Caizzi, Jr. & his wife Patricia of Vista, CA, Steven Caizzi & his companion Jacquie Higgins of Wilmington, Michelle Dudley & her husband Jim of Lincolnton, NC, Kristen Caizzi of Wilmington, and extended family member Lisa Grady of Wilmington. Loving “Papa” of Brodie Caizzi, Danielle and Jimmy Dudley. Cherished son of the late Attilio and Antonetta (Dente) Caizzi, dear bother of Lawrence Caizzi & his wife Jean of Tewksbury and Marie Hutchinson & her husband Danny of East Boston. Special Uncle of Lisa Hayward, Lawrence Caizzi, Jr., Paul Caizzi, Linda O’Donnell, Jeannine Strom, Toni Marie Hutchinson, Billy Jesse, Craig Jesse, and their families.

Joe’s family will be receiving people at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, December 27th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to The ALS Association Mass. Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South – 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062.

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