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Bernard J. “Benny” Gattozzi, 91

       Bernard J. “Benny” Gattozzi, 91, of Medway, died Sunday, January 22, 2012, in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Worcester.  He was the husband of the late Pierina C. (Ponzio) Gattozzi who died in 1998. Benny was born in Milford son of the late Joseph and Assunta (Trotta) Gattozzi and lived in Milford before moving to Medway in 1955. He was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1939 and was a World War II Navy Veteran. Benny owned and operated the West Medway Barber Shop, and later Benny's Backyard Barber Shop until his retirement in 1999. In addition to being a member of the Marchiagiano Club in Milford and the Medway VFW, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.
       His greatest love was his family and is survived by three daughters; Paula and her husband Robert Fay of Boston, Susan Hartley of Cincinnati OH, Karen and her husband Peter Galliher of Medway, one brother, Arthur Gattozzi of Milford, two sisters Angela DiCenzo of MN and Christina Saunders of NH, six grandchildren Christina Feeney and her husband Michael of Boston, Gregory Fay of Boston, Bradford Hartley Jr. of Chicago IL, Tiffany Hartley of Rockland, Sean Galliher of Waltham, Christopher Galliher of Medway, and many nieces and nephews.  
         The funeral service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 A.M. in the St. Joseph’s Church on 151 Village St Medway MA. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Milford MA. Calling hours are Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. 
          In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation One Bulfinch Place 2nd floor, Boston MA 02114 or to the Animal Rescue League 10 Chandler St. Boston MA 02116 

Guestbook

Everyone who knew him loved him. We will miss him dearly. Marilyn and Bob Wyzykowski
Marilyn and Bob Wyzykowski


The Nicest man i have ever meet. No matter what he was doing, nothing could get in the way of family. im going to miss you grandpa
Chris Galliher


Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Benny's family. We will miss his great smile and warm hugs. We loved him a lot.
Bernie and Pat Gattozzi


Sweet, funny, kind and lovable Uncle Benny. I will miss you every day. Love you <3
Val.


To my uncle that I loved and admired. Our sincerest thoughts are with you and your family.
Johanna & Bob Okerholm


Mr Gattozzi was a wonderful man, it has been our pleasure to know him for over 25 years when my brother married into the family. He will be sorely miss by all that knew and loved him. God bless the Gattozzi/Galliher family.
Peter's Family


Benny,The world will never be the same without you. You had a heart bigger than this planet we live on. We will miss you. love you.
Bob


My deepest sympathy and prayers to Mr. Gattozzi's entire family. Hold onto your memories to help you through this difficult time and in the days ahead.
Linda Grant


My thoughts are with all of the family today. Uncle Benny was such a wonderful, happy, loving man. I'll always remember him smiling.
Pam Okerholm


Dad, You had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room.I've known no other person like you,because this is none. You'll always be in my heart and I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. Be at peace.
Sweetie


To My PaPa: I will miss our talks on the phone, and your bright smiling face when we would visit. A bag full of fresh vegatables from your garden when I would have to leave. Though 91 years ago his work was not complete. He had more gardening to do, more birds to feed, more advice on how the politicans could improve the country, but most of all he wasn't finished giving his love to his family. I will miss you DAD so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Olive Oyl AKA Susanella AKA Sue


May that great smile stay forever in the hearts of Benny's family. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the entire family and especially my dear friend Sue.
Pam Nurre


We will always remember your sweet smile and easygoing personality.
John and Louise


We will always remember your sweet smile and easygoing personality.
John and louise


Sincere condolences and prayers .May peace be with you all.
Jean Wohlfrom


My deepest sympathy to the friends and Family. His smile lit the way for everyone he came in contact with. Many years of warm Summer memories to always be remembered.
John Gattozzi


With sadness! Will always remember Uncle Benny's special@ welcoming smiles. We'll miss him. May he be at peace.
George, Marcella, and Joseph Gattozzi


We'll miss you Uncle Benny but we have lots of warm memories to hold dear. Love you always.
Rena and Hal Greenlee


I only knew Benny a short time, but he was the funnest and happest man that I ever meet. He really enjoyed his life and loved his family. I remember he would always walk around his house singing or humming while doing work all day long, and he always treated me just like a Son. Love always J P Morgan.
Jeffrey P Morgan.


I hope your grief passes quickly an will soon be replaced by only the good memories. A mass will be said for Uncle Benny here in Kihei on Saturday. Cousin Jim
Jim Guglielmi


I was sitting here, with tears in my eyes thinking of all the wonderful experience I had with Uncle over the years. In my life I try to give credit to "inspirational" people that changed my direction mostly for the better. Uncle Benny was one of those people, a simple statement, an act of encouragement and mostly the demonstration of how to treat people. So far everyone that has reaffirmed Uncle Benny lived a good life, loved hunting, fishing and mostly catching raccoon trying to eat his chickens. He treated all of us with love,kindness and always a big smile. I will miss him... Love and Prayers, Len, Deb, Chip, Beth, Lauren and Eric Verrelli
Len Verrelli


I will always remember my haircuts in Uncle Benny's shop as a young child. Also, the way Uncle "took care" of our pet rabbits!! He is one of a kind and will be missed.
Joseph, Christie, J.P., and Leah Wyzykowski


Sue my prayers & thoughts are with you & yours. I know your Dad was your favorite!! He had to be a great man to have a daughter like you !! So many great memories will fill your heart forever. Love, Karenann & George
Karenann Christos


Benny was a good friend.He always had a smile and a good word to say to everyone.He will always be remembered.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Verna and Ron Tomassetti


Although we had only a short time to get to know and enjoy this lovely man, we will be the better for it and will truly miss him. He was a gentleman and a truly gentle man. His spirit will always be in his family, as that is where his heart was, and in that they will gain comfort.
Barry L. Barker D.O.


I will always remember Uncle Benny as a sweet, loving, gentle man with a smile that could put anyone at ease.
Joanne Wyzykowski


Dear Paula, Susan, Karen and families, Just seeing this picture of Uncle Benny made smile too. He was always so warm and welcoming. I'll be thinking of him as I plant my garden in the spring. He always loved to be outside making things grow. Love and condolences to you all. It's hard to say goodbye......but as cousin Jimmy said, there are many "good memories" to keep Uncle Benny's spirit alive in all of us. Love, Cousin Bette and Family
Bette, Frank,Francesca, and Matt Buquicchio


My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Uncle Benny; truly a great guy. I feel blessed as his nephew and his roomate for a while while I was consulting in NH. We had a blast. His soft heart for animals and appreciation of Mother Nature is enviable of most. He has resurected more geraniums than anyone I've known. It may be that special "soup" that he'd stir in the back yard to water the garden and plants with. Let's not ask about the recipe. I'll miss you Uncle.
Rinaldo DiCenzo Jr (Rinnie)


Benny was a very, VERY special person and we had the honor of being touched by his generosity.
Chandra & Don


Karen, Pete, Sean, Chris - Our condolences to all of you for your loss. Benny was a great man and was obviously loved by many people. He was always kind to us and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace Benny.
Marc, Moe, Zach and Nicky Bourque


Karen, Pete, Sean, Chris - Our condolences to all of you for your loss. Benny was a great man and was obviously loved by many people. He was always kind to us and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace Benny.
Marc, Moe, Zach and Nicky Bourque


I was so sad when I heard today of Benny's passing; I am unfortunately away on business and can't attend any of his services. My two favorite memories of Benny are riding my bike to his shop and watching him yell at at the kids with long hair to get a hair cut and when he attended my wedding and sat with all my college friends - all had a wonderful time. He was just genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met and will be missed dearly. He gave me my first hair cut and also my sons. We have truly lost one of the good guys..
Peter Landry


I was so sad when I heard today of Benny's passing; I am unfortunately away on business and can't attend any of his services. My two favorite memories of Benny are riding my bike to his shop and watching him yell at at the kids with long hair to get a hair cut and when he attended my wedding and sat with all my college friends - all had a wonderful time. He was just genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met and will be missed dearly. He gave me my first hair cut and also my sons. We have truly lost one of the good guys..
Peter Landry


To us, Benny was a man who respected others. He had a love for life, a life of responsibility to family and service to neighbors and others. He hasn’t left us. He has arrived with loved ones in Paradise. He will always live in our memories. Jack and Victoria
John Fay


My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I just heard of Benny's passing otherwise I would have been there. Eleanor Mullin (sister) Pierina's cousin
Eleanor Mullin


I always loved that you took me out to see the animals when I came to visit. It was such a joy.
Jan


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