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Grave marker for Victor L. Moruzzi Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wappingers Falls (Dutchess), NY

Victor served in the 508th ARCT during the Korean Conflict.

[courtesy of G. C. Lake]

Victor Louis Moruzzi

   VILLAGE OF WAPPINGERS FALLS Victor Louis Moruzzi, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family.
   He was born March 17, 1930 in Bardi, Italy, the son of Eugenio Carlo and Maria Ferrari Moruzzi At the age of 2 he immigrated to the United States with his mother and joined his father in Readsboro, Vermont
   Victor's education started in a one-room schoolhouse in Readsboro. He went on to graduate from Drury High School in North Adams, Massachusetts.
   After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was assigned to the 508 Airborne Regimental Combat Team which was attached to the 82 Airborne Division.
   After his honorable discharge from the service, he went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of Sigma Xi, and graduated with a BS Degree in Physics. He received an MS from Syracuse University and a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria.
   He worked as a Staff Member at the IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY for 36 years. During his career at IBM, Victor published 145 papers and authored two books.
   After retiring from IBM he was an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida He was a member of the American Physical Society and AOPA. Victor served as a Trustee and as Chairman of the Water Department in the Village of Wappingers Falls where he resided for the Last 45 years.

   Victor enjoyed flying, growing orchids, gardening, mushroom hunting and traveling throughout Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States.
   Victor's passing leaves an emptiness in the hearts of those he left behind and he will be dearly missed.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Elizabeth Paggi, and their five daughters: Anne Mane and her husband Mario Pelella of Mountain View, CA; Teresa and her husband Bruce MacRae of Sherborn, MA; Carla and her husband Philip Murphy of New Fairfield, CT; Margaret and her husband Warren Boldrin of Montgomery, NY; and Laura Moruzzi of Boston, MA.
   Victor was Papa to his 11 grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Mary, Mario and Grace Pelella; Rebecca, Kendall and Lilybet MacRae; Erin, Eva and Andrea Murphy; and Evan and Emily Boldrin.
   Victor is also survived by three sisters and one brother Rita DeFalco of Adams, MA; Virginia and her husband Guy Mogavero of Schenectady, NY, Theresa and her husband David Herman of Mashpee, Cape Cod MA; and Carlo and his wife Margaret Moruzzi of Williamstown, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
   Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 79 pm on Tuesday, February 24, at the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Wednesday, February 25, at SL Mary's Church, Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Dutchess County.

[Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY, 22 Feb 2009, Sun, Page 14]