Anthony DiRenzo, 94, of Bourne and formerly of Brockton, died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor M. (Moynihan) DiRenzo for 57 years and predeceased him in 2008. Born in Brockton to John and Lydia (Pietrolini) DiRenzo.
Anthony was a 1941 graduate of Brockton High School. A US Navy veteran, he served in the South Pacific during WWII. He worked for the Boston DPW where he was instrumental in designing the HOV and retired in 1988. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed crosswords, music, and western movies. Anthony never forgot a person’s name.
He is survived by his children: Ann and Bobby Giardino of Yarmouth, Tony and Ellen DiRenzo of Franklin, Kathy and Dave Howard of Berkley, Peggy and Kevin Lewis of Bourne, Mary Jane Dolan of Falmouth, Jimmy and Maureen DiRenzo of E. Bridgewater, and John DiRenzo of Bourne; his 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his brothers, Oresta DiRenzo of Rockland and John DiRenzo of Brockton, and his son-in-law, Mike Dolan.
Visiting hours will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hwy (Route 28A), WEST FALMOUTH. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth. Burial to be held at a later date.