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Richard C. Cozzi

September 23, 2017

Richard C. Cozzi, 96, formerly of Watertown and Adams, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Oswego Hospital.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday September 27th from 2:00-4:00pm. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Thursday September 28th at 9:15am followed by the funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church at 10:00am with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Richard was born in Watertown on April 2, 1921, son of Alexander and Margaret DePoto Cozzi and he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy. On July 30, 1960 he married Carol A. Millard, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit C. Dostie officiating and she passed March 17, 2017.

He worked construction during the building of Pine Camp (now Ft. Drum). For 41 years he worked for NY Central Railroad, first as a fireman and retired as an engineer. Richard was a Bishop Conroy General Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. T. Walter Cleary Council in Adams. He was a golfer and a former member of Tomacy's Golf Club. He also enjoyed bowling with the Community Leagues in Adams and Watertown, for his church and in the utility league for Niagara Mohawk. Richard was an automobile buff.

He is survived by his brother, Anthony F. Cozzie and wife, Mary Defuniak Springs, FL; sister, Marie A. Marra, Clay; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his wife, Richard was predeceased by his brother, Rudy Cozzi, his two sisters, Gloria Williamson and Adaleen Trimm; and three brothers-in-law, David Williamson, William Trimm and Anthony Marra.

Donations in his name may be made to The Alzheimer's Association 120 Washington Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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