Celebration of Life Service for Peter Merzi – August 21st

19 Aug

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Gibson Room at Crotched Mountain, 740 NH Turnpike N, Francestown, NH.

Peter (Pete) L. Merzi, 81, of Greenfield, NH passed away Saturday August 13, 2016 at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene surrounded by his family.

Born May 15, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Lino A. Merzi and Dora (Raitto) Merzi.

He grew up and attended school in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Peter and his father operated Bridgewater Sand and Gravel Company until 1978 after which he did various types of trucking, including long-haul and worked with construction equipment. After moving to Greenfield, Peter and his son, Michael, established Merzi Trucking, Inc.

Peter was in the Army National Guard for eight years, was a member of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Keene, and the Fellowship Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Bridgewater, MA.

He enjoyed trucking, hunting, fishing, boating, golf and dancing, as well as bowling and snowmobiling with his family.

Peter is survived by his wife Estelle (Roufogalis), children, Michael and wife, Laura, of Greenfield, Steven Rigopoulos and wife, Lisa, of Jaffrey, Deborah Bly and husband, Michael, of Barnard, VT, Kim McKenna and husband, John, of Poway, CA, Peter A. Merzi and wife, Donna, of Plymouth, MA, Andrew Merzi and partner, Coleen Vaughn, of Andover, NH, his brother James Merzi and wife, Elizabeth, of Taunton, MA, sister-in-law, Penelope “Penny” Kazis of Brockton, MA; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The funeral service was held on August 18 in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Brockton, followed by interment in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Greenfield Fire Fighter’s Association, P.O. Box 146, Greenfield, NH 03047.

From the Monadnock Ledger Transcript

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