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Martin S. Rizzo

June 23, 1955 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Martin Rizzo Obituary

Marty is survived by his wife Pamela, his daughter Chelsea (partner Jon), his son Martin (wife Elise), his sister Michele Rizzo, brother Alan Hertzner and a loving extended family. 

Marty was born in the lower east side of Manhattan, New York. After high school he served his country in the army honorably. After the army, he became a professional diver and lived in Texas. He owned a horse, named Yankee, and became a trophy winning barrel racer. Ending his dive career he moved back to his family home in New York. While on vacation in Mexico he met his wife, Pam! They were happily married for 36 years living in St. James, New York. During this time, he had a successful 30 year career with Cablevision. Following his retirement, he became the Director of Transportation of Tri-State Towing, a title he made up and everyone accepted! His favorite retirement activity was riding his new horse Dakota and even winning best in show, in the 55+ category. 

Marty’s legacy was that he was a good friend, partner, father and provider for his family. 

This sums up Marty…”If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; if all men count with you, but none too much; if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, and - which is more - you’ll be a man, my son!” - Rudyard Kipling 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 1, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St James Funeral Home, Inc
829 Middle Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Visitation
Thursday
February 1, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St James Funeral Home, Inc
829 Middle Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 2, 2024

10:15 AM
Sts. Philip & James RC Church
454 N. Country Rd.
St. James, NY 11780

Interment with Military Honors
Friday
February 2, 2024

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, NY 11933

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