In Memoriam: John P. Bizzozero


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death August 18, 2007 of retiree John P. Bizzozero at his home. He was 90.

John was born and raised in Quincy, graduated from Quincy Vocational High School, and was employed by the Quincy Shipyard. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines assisting in the safe passage of supply ships. In 1971 he moved to Falmouth.

John began his career at WHOI in 1963 as third assistant engineer aboard the R/V Atlantis II.  When  retired in 1989, he was chief engineer aboard the R/V Atlantis II. His world-wide travels afforded him the opportunity to experience life from many different perspectives. He met and worked with many notables including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Japanese Emperor Hirohito, and Jacques Cousteau.

Besides his wife Barbara, he is survived by a daughter, Karen Moran of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Robin Slate of Vancouver, WA; a stepson, Gary Lowe of Falmouth; two brothers, Raymond Bizzozero of Norwell and Arnold Bizzozero of Marshfield; two sisters, Natalie Roberts of Easton and Claire Bonasoni of East Longmeadow; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is the father of the late John Bizzozero, Jr. and brother of the late Edna Nolan.

Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 in Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth Center. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, 511 Main St, Falmouth, followed by burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation for VNA, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601 or Home for Little Wanderers Development Department, 271 Huntington Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115.


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