Michael Dominic Rizzo, 97, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Citadel Assisted Living in Mooresville. He was born February 20, 1923, in Trieste, Italy, to the late Vito and Olga Maurer Rizzo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lou and Aldo Rizzo. He was a store designer for J.C. Penney’s department store before his retirement. He enjoyed music, wrote music and played the piano. He was a member of the Sarasota Senior Theater, where he created stage and lighting sets. He enjoyed Italian food and spent most summers at Culver Lake, N.J. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Vilma Cavazzini Rizzo; children, Robert Rizzo (Joanne), Rita Rizzo (Toshi), and Donald Rizzo (Ann Marie); grandchildren, Mark, Natalie, Kimberly, Michael, and Deanna; great-grandson, Mason.

A Mass will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Rizzo family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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