WILMINGTON, MA — Robert P. Magliozzi, Sr., “Mag”, Retired Lieutenant Massachusetts State Police, age 84, a resident of Dracut, formerly of Wilmington and Somerville, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Bob was the husband of Joanne (Malone) Magliozzi, the son of the late Peter and Marie Magliozzi, and the son-in-law of the late Robert and Florence Malone. Bob was born, raised, and educated in the City of Somerville, MA, where he played CYO baseball and basketball during his young life. He attended Somerville High School and then enlisted in the United States Army.
Bob was a United States Military Veteran, serving in the Army during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Germany for two out his three years of service. After Bob’s three years of military service, he reunited with his long-time friend and sweetheart, Joanne Malone and they married in 1959. He went on to attend Lasell College. They moved to Wilmington in 1964, where they raised their four children Bob Jr., Janet, Jim, and Joe.
Bob attended Northeastern University and was a graduate of the Massachusetts Police Academy, where he was assigned to Pittsfield, MA on his first tour of duty. Bob was stationed at many of the State Police Barracks all over the State of Massachusetts and ran the “55 team.” Bob later retired from the Massachusetts State Police as a Lieutenant. During his retirement, he was a Private Detective with the Graihall Group, which is made up of State Police Retirees and worked as a Security Agent. Bob remains a member today in both the Former Massachusetts State Police Association and the Retired Troopers Association organization of retired State Police Officers.
Bob is survived by his wife Joanne of 62 years and four children, Bob Magliozzi, Jr. & his wife Darcey of Parkland, FL, Janet Reis of Munroe Falls, OH, Jim Magliozzi & his wife Michelle of Wilmington and Joe Magliozzi & his wife Julie of Andover, 10 very loving grandchildren: Erin, Katy, Cam, Caela, Chelsea, Michael, Jarod, Jonathan, Joey, and Jamie. Bob is also survived by his siblings, Joan Magliozzi of Nashua, NH, Steve Magliozzi of Smithfield, RI, Doug Magliozzi & his wife Debbie of Hampstead, NH. Bob is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews and pre-deceased by Bill Magliozzi & his wife Cathy of Tewksbury.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 18th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to the Retired Troopers Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 220, Groveland, MA 01834.
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