William G. DiLazzaro

William George DiLazzaro died on Wednesday, July 4 in the Woburn Nursing Center after a brief illness. He was 94.

Born March 27, 1918 in South Boston he was the son of the late Clorinda (Rapattoni) and John DiLazzaro.  He was a graduate of South Boston High School Class of 1936.

William worked as a messenger boy for the Walworth manufacturing  company  until he was laid off in the depression.  He subsequently worked in a number of sweat shops where he lost part of one be of his fingers( his stubby).  He was later rehired by Walworth as a valve tester.

When World War II broke out he tried to join the Army but was turned down due to his childhood rheumatic fever heart damage. He went to work as Army inspector for the Boston Ordnance District, road testing tanks at the Ford plant in Somerville, MA.

After the war he became an Oldsmobile mechanic working as a front end and brake specialist.

He was a life member of the Woburn Sportsmen’s Club, having  joined in 1955.  He had seen its evolution from a small  club to a major facility.

He married the former Alice Brady in 1963 and built a loving family along with her three children Robert, Richard, and Anne.

Since Alice’s death in 1999, Bill lived with  her son Richard and his wife Barbara in Tewksbury, MA.

He also spent a lot of time discussing  life with his Shetland Sheep Dog Molly.

Father of Robert D. Brady and his wife Betty, Richard Brady and his wife Barbara  and Anne Marie Butler.  Brother of the late Albert DiLazzaro and Margaret Degiacomo.  Also survived by 7  grandchildren and 15  great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, W. Quincy, Tuesday, July 9 , 10  at o’clock.  Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON, Monday,  4-8 pm. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

If desired contributions in Bill’s name may be sent to Leahy Clinic, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.