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John M. Risotti Sr., 90

Marlborough – John M. Risotti Sr., 90, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2012 after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Eva (Spurio) Risotti, to whom he was married for 67 years.

He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Albert and Flora (Benedetto) Risotti, and lived here his entire life.

John worked as a machinist for the Raytheon Corp. in Marlborough for many years before going to work for the RCA Corp. as a supervisor. He also worked for the former Data General as a supervisor and a buyer until his retirement in 1985.

He was a lifelong member of the former St. Ann's Church, where he was a past president of the Holy Name Society and Eucharistic Minister. Every summer for over 37 years he served as head chef for the church's chicken barbecue which was a part of the annual St. Anthony's Festival.

He was a longtime member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #81 of Marlborough and the Edward F. McSweeney 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Past Faithful Navigator. He served four years as a District Governor for the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Assembly and was also a longtime member of the Bandiera e Concordia Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America of Marlborough.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, John “Jack” Risotti of Marlborough; three daughters, Susanne Gird of Hudson, Barbara Correia of Hudson, and Christine Risotti of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Benjamin, Emily, Rachel, Ashley, Taylor, and Zachary; four great-grandchildren, Michael, Molly, Siena, and Wesley; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Albert Risotti.

John was a wonderful family man who devoted his life not only to his wife and children, but also his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:00 a.m., from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Bernadette's Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery of Marlborough. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the Risotti family requests contributions be sent to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd St., 4th floor, New York, NY 10016, to help autistic children, including John's great-grandson.

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