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SHIRLEY — Robert R. “Bob” Addonizio Sr., 77, died Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2008, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marcia J. (Watson) Addonizio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert R. and Joyce Addonizio Jr., of Shirley, and Richard A. and Linda Addonizio, of Mason, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela A. and Mark Morin, of Cape Coral, Fla.; two brothers, Richard Addonizio, of Medford, and Michael Addonizio, of Nashua, N.H.; two sisters, Rose Mitchell, of Hollis, N.H., and his twin sister, Mary Ranno of Shirley. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Matt Addonizio, Alyson Addonizio, Theresa Addonizio, Alex Addonizio, Nate Addonizio, Kelly Fothergill and Michelle Rushing and three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Rushing, Jacob Rushing and Emma Fothergill.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marcia J. (Watson) Addonizio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert R. and Joyce Addonizio Jr., of Shirley, and Richard A. and Linda Addonizio, of Mason, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela A. and Mark Morin, of Cape Coral, Fla.; two brothers, Richard Addonizio, of Medford, and Michael Addonizio, of Nashua, N.H.; two sisters, Rose Mitchell, of Hollis, N.H., and his twin sister, Mary Ranno of Shirley. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Matt Addonizio, Alyson Addonizio, Theresa Addonizio, Alex Addonizio, Nate Addonizio, Kelly Fothergill and Michelle Rushing and three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Rushing, Jacob Rushing and Emma Fothergill.

He was the brother of the late Albert Addonizio and the grandfather of the late Jeff Morin, both of Florida.

Mr. Addonizio was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church in Shirley and served many years as an usher at the Saturday afternoon Mass. He was a life member of the Ayer-Shirley Lions Club and had served as its president. He had also served as the area’s district governor.

For the past several years, Bob served as the coordinator for the Shirley MART Van.

For 20 years, Bob operated the coffee shop at the Nashoba Community Hospital in Ayer, retiring in 1997. Prior to that he owned and operated the Village Coffee Shop in Shirley Village and from 1963-1974 owned and operated Pam’s Donut Shop on West Main Street in Ayer.

Many years ago he served as a police officer in the city of Medford and also worked as a driver for the former Tip Top Bread Company.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 10 at St. Anthony’s Church in Shirley, followed by burial in the Center Cemetery, Shirley.

Arrangements were handled for the family by the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, of Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

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