September 25, 1948 - June 10, 2021

Rizzo, Joseph of Chelsea passed away on June 10, 2021 at the age of 72. Born in Chelsea to the late Dominic and Rose (Carrillo) Rizzo. Longtime partner of 47 years to the late Mary Vasapolle. Devoted father of Denise Vasapolle of Hampton, NH. Cherished grandfather of Richard, Nikki, Michael Anthony, and Tianna Marie. Dear brother of Lois and Chuck Hussey, Gloria Powers, Paul Rizzo, and Michael Gibbs. Adored uncle of Linda, John David, and Tina. He was a painter by trade for many years. Joseph was a lovable, caring family man that enjoyed spending time on his motorcycle and being with lifelong friends. His daughter and grand kids meant everything to him. He would often take them out to eat and reminisce about his younger days and his crazy past. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. A Prayer Service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery 175 Broadway, Malden on Friday June 25, 2021 at 1:00pm. For guest book please visit

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