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FRAMINGHAM – Mario D. Moruzzi, 89, a resident of Framingham since 1939, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday Feb. 14, 2020.

He was the husband of the late Sally Jane (MacFee) Moruzzi who died in 1998.

Born in Monastero, Piacenza, Italy, and raised in Framingham, he was the son of the late Andrea and Giovanna (Castagnetti) Moruzzi.

A graduate of Framingham High School with the Class of 1951, he was a proud Army veteran serving honorably during the Korean War.

For many years, Mario was a self-employed landscape and excavation contractor with Mo-Del Landscape. He also worked at the Laborer’s Training Center.

An avid bowler, Mario was a longtime parishioner of St. Bridget’s Parish and was an active member of the Columbus Club, Inc.

He is survived by his three children: Lynda A. Sowers & husband Steven of Roanoke, VA., Marianne Moruzzi of Framingham and Steven D. Moruzzi & wife Janet of Framingham; 7 grandchildren: Cristina Lepore & husband Louis “Jamie” Dorbian, Timothy Lepore, Blake Guertin, Alec Guertin, Timothy Guertin, Connor Moruzzi and Nicholas Moruzzi; 2 great grandchildren: Pacey Dorbian and Brody Guertin, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers John and wife Marina Moruzzi and Joseph and wife Maria Moruzzi.

Visiting hours are Tuesday Feb. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Avenue in Framingham.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road in Framingham Centre.

Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, corner of Winthrop St. and Bethany Rd., Framingham.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in Mario’s name be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., # 300, Wellesley, MA. 02481, or online at:

Memorial page at

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