Frederick Rizio
Frederick Rizio

Obituary of Frederick Rizio

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Fredrick Rizio, born on September 13, 1957, of Rome, NY passed away peacefully February 10, 2022 surrounded by family. He was the eldest son of the late Lucien Jr. and Mary (DeBlasiis) Rizio. Fredrick was united in marriage to Anna Giardino, on September 28, 1985, a blessed union of 36 years, at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Rome, NY.


An east Rome native, Fredrick, known to many as Fred, Riz, Freddy and Federico, was an honest, generous, loving and respectful family man with a great sense of humor. Fredrick was an old soul with a deep understanding of the virtues of life. Although he was a man of few words, he was often the voice of reason and a friend whose sage advice and guidance you could always count on.


His loyalty and work ethic were something he took great pride in, whether it was in his early days working at Tony’s Ornamental Iron Works and Rome Strip Steel or later in life where he was able to pursue his passion for cooking at DiCastro’s of Rome.


Throughout the summer and fall when he wasn’t gardening, watching The Godfather for the 100th time, diving into the pool or relaxing in his garage listening to his tunes, he traveled to local farms and gathered goods to make his special green tomatoes and jarred hot peppers with his wife, Anna. He also made the best dried sausage and soppressata!


Fredrick loved visiting Skaneateles and the Capital region to spend time with his children and beautiful grandchildren, who meant the world to him. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife, Anna to Cape Cod and their most memorable family vacation to Italy.


Surviving are his wife, Anna; his children, Christina (Paul) Romano, Lucien (Alissa) Rizio, and Angela (Devin) Daly; four grandchildren, Vincent, Luca, Dante, and Amelia; siblings, Paula (Kenneth) Paulsen, Ronald (Shari) Rizio, and Lisa (John) Longeretta; in-laws, Mary (Terry) Miller, Joseph (Patricia) Giardino, Dominic Giardino and Darlene Skidmore; several aunts, uncles, including Assunta and Carlo DiCastro, nephews, nieces, cousins and special friends, Jim and Lisa DiCastro who he considered family.


Fredrick’s family would like to extend gratitude to the Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY Syracuse, Crouse Hospital, and Hospice and Palliative Care for their kind and compassionate care throughout the course of his illness.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11 AM at The Church of St John the Baptist, 210 E Dominick St, Rome, NY.


Relatives and friends may call at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fredrick’s name to: Memorial fund at The Church of St John the Baptist, Rome, NY or to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc 4277 Middle Settlement Rd. New Hartford, NY 13413 or online at

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Church of St. John the Baptist
200 E. Dominick Street
Rome, New York, United States


St. John the Baptist Cemetery
E. Dominick Street
Rome, New York, United States
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