Richard Guerzoni, 61

Feb 10, 2016

Richard J. “Rick” Guerzoni, (retired chief, Marion Fire Department), 61, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Leslie F. Guerzoni.

Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late John H. and Madeline P. (Coggeshall) Guerzoni. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School in 1972, Rick went to work for the Marion Water Department eventually becoming foreman. He joined the Marion Fire Department in 1974, rising through the ranks until he became the town’s first career chief in 2002. He retired from the department in 2009.

Rick is survived by his wife; his son, John Guerzoni of Marion; his daughter, Amy Arruda and her wife Kay of Raynham and his sister, Jayne Guerzoni of Marion.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Marion Firefighters Assoc., P.O. Box 114, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and online guestbook visit: