Henry Ghizzi, 89, of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury – Henry “Pappy” Ghizzi, 89, of Shrewsbury, died in his home Sunday, June 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after an illness. His wife of 46 years, Carol M. (Courtemanche) Ghizzi, died in 2008.
He leaves his children, Eleanor “Terry” Rivera and her husband Felix of Grafton, Cynthia L. Ghizzi of Shrewsbury, and Aaron H, Ghizzi and his wife Carrie of Rochdale; a sister, Marion Morris of Charlton; two brothers, Frank Ghizzi of Worcester and Richard Ghizzi of Fullerton, Ca.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Henry was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Frank and Theresa (Poggioli) Ghizzi. He entered into the United States Army after high school, serving with the 228th Field Artillery Battalion in Italy and France during WWII.
Henry, also known as “Pappy,” was the cook and permanent fixture at his family’s restaurant, “The Log Cabin,” for many years. He later worked in the Food Service Department at the Worcester County Hospital before he retired in 1993.
At Henry’s request funeral services and burial in Mountain View Cemetery will be private.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Services of Western Mass, 1325 Springfield St., Suite 12, Feeding Hills, MA 01030.
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