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BRADENTON, Fla. — Charles Anthony Ronzio, a former resident of Billerica and Townsend, who worked for the MBTA for more than three decades, died at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida on Aug. 8, 2006. He was 81.

He was born in Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1924. Mr. Ronzio was the son of the late Vincent and Ida (Ledger) Ronzio. He was educated in the Cambridge schools and graduated from Ringe Tech.

Mr. Ronzio served in the Navy during World War II as a Machinist Mate and completed three tours overseas. He earned several medals: the Victory Medal, the American Theater Medal, the European African Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal, three Stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal Two Stars.

While living in Billerica, Mr. Ronzio was a communicant and lector at St. Theresa’s Church. He was also a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 55 for many years. Mr. Ronzio was also affiliated with several organizations in town, such as the Elks, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy and the VFW. He also served the town on the Conservation Commission and as the associate assessor.

He is survived by six children, Charleyne and Ronald Stumpf, of Pepperell; William and Lillian (Johanson) Ronzio, of Youngsville, N.C.; Charles and Steven Ronzio, of Florida; Cheryl Ronzio, and her partner, Frank Restuccia, of Billerica; and Caron Sprague, of Compton, NH. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Brad and Kyle Stumpf; William Ronzio Jr.; Christle (Ronzio) Gage; Adrienne, Joseph and Bryan Sprague; Clarissa Ronzio and Christin Ronzio; one great-grandson Dylan Gage; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at St. Theresa’s Church, Boston Road, Billerica, at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Ronzio’s name to the Department of Massachusetts VFW, JFK Federal Building, Room 1500C, Boston, MA 02203.

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