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Marino J. Gizzi, 74
Paratrooper in
World War II

Marino J. Gizzi, a Yonkers native, died Monday July 29, 1996, at his Mt. Hopewell Junction, N.Y. home. He was 74.

He was born Aug. 6, 1921 to Vincenzo and Maria Prunelola Gizzi in Yonkers where he attended public schools. He lived in Yonkers until moving to Hopewell Junction 16 years ago.

As an Army paratrooper during World War II, Mr. Gizzi saw action in Normandy on D-Day and later, during the battle of the Bulge.

With the 508th Parachute Infantry, he served in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, England and Northern Ireland. He was wounded in France on July 4, 1944. About a month after D-Day, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

In civilian life, Mr. Gizzi spent more than 20 years as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Yonkers before his retirement in 1985.

On Oct. 31, 1945, he married Rose Colabatistto at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Yonkers, where he was a parishioner.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Maria Cavalieri of Garnerville and Madeleine Wagner of Hopewell Junction; a son, Vincent Wagner of Hopewell Junction; a sister, Lena Marsden of Yonkers; two brothers, Ralph and Angelo, both of Yonkers; six grand-children and two great-grand-children.

A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow in Hopewell Junction.

McHoul Funeral Homer is handling arrangements.

[The Journal News, White Plains, NY, Thursday, August 1, 1996, Page 20]

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