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Emily C. (Lottatore) Rizzo

December 1, 1923 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 96)


Emily Celestine (Lottatore) Rizzo, 96, of Lexington, Massachusetts died peacefully December 28th 2019 at home surrounded by family and by friends that love her dearly.


She was born December 1st 1923 in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of the late Anthony Lottatore and Maria C. (Suffredini) Lottatore. She was the fifth eldest of nine children; Nancy Valentino, Nazareno Lottatore, Anne Badessa, Angelo, John, Anthony, and Robert Lottatore . She is survived by her sister Edna Kruszkowski and her brother-in-law Russell Badessa. On December 1st 1946 she married Leo J. Rizzo who passed on November 15th, 2001. They celebrated 54 years of marriage.

She is survived by her three children John Rizzo, Janis Lupardo, and Paula Rizzo-Riley; daughter-in-law Donna Macdonald

Rizzo, son’s-in-law Neil Lupardo and Thomas Riley. Granddaughters Rebecca Lupardo & her husband Chuck Doerr, Elizabeth Sullivan, Leigh Riley & her husband Will Wrzosek and Nina Riley. Great-grandchildren, Sophia, Hazel, Jack, Jimmy, Charlie, C. C.  and many nieces and nephews.


Mass will be held Saturday January 4th, 2019 11:00 AM at Saint. Brigid’s Church 2001 Mass. Ave. Lexington, Massachusetts 02421.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the LABBB program or Lexington Lions Club. 

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Funeral Mass
January 4, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Brigid Church
1981 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02421

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