Raymond F. Spizzirri, 94, Of Greenwich, WWII Veteran

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GREENWICH, Conn. - Raymond F. Spizzirri of Greenwich died Sunday, May 25. He was 94.

Spizzirri was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Abruzzi, Italy, he came to Westchester, N.Y. in 1937. He was a United States Army Veteran during World War II. He was an interpreter for General Patton and a guard for the confiscated European artifacts. He was awarded with the American Service Medal, European, African, Middle-Eastern, Service Medals, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. On Dec. 3, 1945, he received discharge from the 2675th Regiment. After returning from assignment, he continued his career as a barber in Port Chester, N.Y., serving his community for over 50 years.

Spizzirri is survived by his wife, Antoinette V. Spizzirri of Greenwich; sons, John M. Spizzirri of Ridgefield and Michael P. Spizzirri of Greenwich; daughter, Nancy A. (David C.) Warren of Greenwich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 30 at St. Mary's Parish located at 178 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830. Immediately following is a Christian burial at St. Mary's/Putnam Cemetery located on 35 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, with full military honors.

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