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“To Barbara and her boys...we were so sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. Words can't describe him. Because of his nature and personality, he had...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Wayne and Peggy Sanders - Saugus, MA

“I met Jimmy only a handful of times over the past 10 years. The feeling that passes through all of my memories was warmth. Jimmy was a warm, open...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Mascolo - Salem, MA

“Barbara and family,My heartfelt condolenses to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy, I just found out today.I haven't...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barbara and the Diozzi family. Jimmy and I worked together at Balco. We were friends for years. He will be...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Picariello - Stoneham, MA

“My condolences to the Diozzi family for their loss.Thinking of you all at this difficult time. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Seth Mascolo - Salem, MA

“Jim was a great guy and one of my favorite plumbing inspectors,he will be missed. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jesse Geyer - rowley, MA - friend

“My godfather who always made this middle child feel like number one. He was sweet, fun, hilarious, and will be missed. Much much love. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Alicia Diozzi - Salem, MA

“My brother Jack and I went to school with Rob. Rob, we are so sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Magennis - Seattle, WA

“Jim, Susan & the Diozzi Family So sorry for your loss. May happy memories sustain you in this difficult time. Our thought and prayers go out to you...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ricciardelli & David March Jr - CT

“Jim-you were the best! I have so many memories of our fun together as kids and then as adults. You always kept us laughing with your one-liners and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Evelyn O'Connor - Lynn, MA

“Jim, So sorry for your loss. Becky & I are keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the good and happy memories you shared...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Neal Earl

“I worked with Jimmy for many years, he was always ready with a joke and a laugh. So sorry to hear of his passing. Sincerely,Mary Leary-Ippolito,...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Megan Courtney ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....sending you love. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Paul and Hilary Spencer - Ontario, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a great guy....always a pleasure to work with. --Pamela DelleChiaie ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear of jimmys passing. May he rest in peace love to you all. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Judie& Steve Waitt - Wakefield, MA

“Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. I can still remember the loss of my Dad. My prayers are with you and your family.God Bless You and Carrie,Cindy...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: cindy talkovic - new berlin, WI

“Joe, I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know how hard it is to be miles away and lose them. I had the same thing with my Dad. It...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy talkovic - new berlin, WI

“So Sorry to hear that "little Jimmy"lost the battle...We were so lucky to have worked with him,always a laugh or a smile and can't forget those...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Deb Rillahan - North Andover, MA

“Soo incredibly sad to hear this. Jimmy has a huge place in our hearts in the North Andover Community Development Department. xxxoooooo ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Michele Grant - North Andover, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague and John H. Gately


James L. Diozzi, of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 30, 2015 at the age of 74. Jim was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1959. He resided in Somerville, Malden & Medford for several years and the past 37 years in Saugus. Jimmy worked & was very proud of being a Plumbing & Gas Inspector for N. Andover, Melrose and N. Reading for 20 years before his retirement. He was a former member of the Woburn Knights of Columbus and enjoyed cars, good food, going for long drives with his wife Barbara and Elvis Presley music. Jimmy was a kind, generous, funny, playful jokester and his children & grandchildren were the most important part of his life. Jim was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Doherty) Diozzi for 41 years. Loving father of Robert Diozzi & his wife Maureen of Natick, James Diozzi & his wife Susan, Joseph Diozzi & his wife Carrie and Jason Diozzi & his wife Natalie, all of Saugus. Caring brother of the late Robert Diozzi & his wife Hannah of Salem. Special cousin of Yvonne Tuck of Framingham and Carolyn Smith of Stoneham. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, April 2nd from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, April 3rd at 8:45AM, followed by a Blessing at Blessed Sacrament Church, 16 Summer St., Saugus at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.