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Official Obituary of: Peter J. DiRenzo 05/23/2020

Peter J. DiRenzo 05/23/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Peter J. DiRenzo, 98, of Ryder Road passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was husband of the late Rita (Larocque) DiRenzo for over 61 years before her death in 2007.

Born June 8, 1921 at home in North Attleboro, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Nardelli) DiRenzo.

Peter attended North Attleboro High School and left early to enlist in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.  In 2017 he was proud to receive his diploma along with others in a Veteran’s ceremony.

He was the proprietor of Hometown Motors on Route 1 for over 30 years and was a longtime member of the American Legion in North Attleboro.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in North Attleboro and an active member of the North Attleboro Senior Center.

Peter enjoyed music, traveling, the Patriots and dancing.  He also cherished time spent with his family.

He is survived by his two daughters: Elaine Franco of Smithfield and Sheila DiRenzo of North Attleboro;

A sister, Josephine Tucci of North Attleboro;

And many nieces and nephews.

He was brother of the late Frank DiRenzo, Mary Picchi and Albert DiRenzo.

Services will be held privately with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

Peter’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Iwubal Dhaliqal and Dr. John Kinch for their compassionate care over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Attleboro Firefighter’s Kid’s Day Association, PO BOX 3215, North Attleboro, MA 02761 or the North Attleboro Police Department or the North Attleboro Senior Center, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

 

 

 

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  • I was very sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. What a fine gentleman he was. I enjoyed our visits in the dental office, as he was always very pleasant, with a good sense of humor and a nice way he related to me and my staff. My condolences to Sheila and Elaine, who showed so much love, compassion and devotion to their special dad. Peter lived a long and interesting life, and it is comforting to know he died in peace close to his family. Thank you for your service Peter…one of North Attleborough’s finest! 

  • Uncle Pete you will be missed by all of your family.  Since we are in Georgia, we didn’t get to see you as much as we would have liked, but you were always there if I needed to talk when I was growing up. Especially, when I was in High School. You were a kind, funny, and loving man that always had a laugh and a smile ready for everyone.  God Bless you and please say “Hi” to everyone at the weekly “Pinochle” games in Heaven.  I Love You!

  • Sheila & Elaine sorry to hear the news of your dad’s passing. Remember when Gene and your dad would talk about there car and auction adventures and your mom would just sit there shake her head and giggle. Gene so loved your dad. Can’t believe there both gone. Has just been a terrible yr. my love to both of you, take care and be safe…

  • Pete was a great uncle and treated me like a son. MANY long lasting memories of working for and with him and visits when we returned home. Uncle Pete will always be with me in heart and spirit….thank you for being my uncle.

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  1. Pete was a great uncle and treated me like a son. MANY long lasting memories of working for and with him and visits when we returned home. Uncle Pete will always be with me in heart and spirit….thank you for being my uncle.

  2. Sheila & Elaine sorry to hear the news of your dad’s passing. Remember when Gene and your dad would talk about there car and auction adventures and your mom would just sit there shake her head and giggle. Gene so loved your dad. Can’t believe there both gone. Has just been a terrible yr. my love to both of you, take care and be safe…

  3. Uncle Pete you will be missed by all of your family.  Since we are in Georgia, we didn’t get to see you as much as we would have liked, but you were always there if I needed to talk when I was growing up. Especially, when I was in High School. You were a kind, funny, and loving man that always had a laugh and a smile ready for everyone.  God Bless you and please say “Hi” to everyone at the weekly “Pinochle” games in Heaven.  I Love You!

  4. I was very sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. What a fine gentleman he was. I enjoyed our visits in the dental office, as he was always very pleasant, with a good sense of humor and a nice way he related to me and my staff. My condolences to Sheila and Elaine, who showed so much love, compassion and devotion to their special dad. Peter lived a long and interesting life, and it is comforting to know he died in peace close to his family. Thank you for your service Peter…one of North Attleborough’s finest! 

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