Joseph D. Terrizzi, formerly of Boston, a retired Ford Stamping Plant worker, died Wednesday in a Brandon, Fla., nursing home after a long illness. He was 85.
Born in Barnesboro, Pa., he attended Barnesboro schools and was a coal miner during World War II. He became an assistant line foreman with Barnes & Tucker Coal Co. before moving to Boston in 1956. At Ford, he was in the welder repair division of the tool and die department, retiring in the mid-1980s.
He moved from Boston to Apollo Beach, Fla., in 1988.
He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Boston. He enjoyed fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Catherine Kapeluch; a son, Joseph G. of Boston; two daughters, Cathy DeFazio of Brandon, Fla., and Gloria Bard of Eden; a brother, Carmen of Kaiser, W.Va.; a sister, Ellen Leslie of Northern Cambria, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Carrolltown, Pa. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, St. Benedict, Pa.