Elio Emidio Maurizi

September 13, 1933June 27, 2013
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Elio Maurizi, 79, of Arlington, was born on September 13, 1933 in Chicago Heights, IL. to Emidio and Mary (Vitelli) Maurizi. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, a sister Louise Tribo and two brothers John and Louie Maurizi. Mr. Maurizi has been a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church since 1953, is a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, and is retired from International Harvester after 35 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Barbara Bacigalupo Maurizi, 6 children, Debbie Maurizi of Arlington, TN., Elio Maurizi Jr. (Nancy Jo) of Arlington, TN., Raymond Maurizi (Cindy) of Arlington, Marty Maurizi (Judy) of Paragould, AR., Maria Maurizi Cargile (Richard) of Spring, TX., and John Maurizi (Laura) of Smyrna, TN., 2 brothers Rinaldo Maurizi of Matteson, IL. and Robert Maurizi (Helen) of Manteno, IL., brother-in-law Louie Tribo, sister-in-law Gerty Maurizi, 17 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Mr. Maurizi was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The family will receive friends from 5-8pm with a rosary at 7pm on Tuesday, July 2 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 9am also at the funeral home with burial to follow at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 1000 Forest Hill Irene.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Calvin Walk

July 3, 2013

Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you Raymond. Blessings to the Maurizi family.

July 3, 2013

I visited ELIO just a few weeks ago in the hospital. Glad I did. We played Poker together a lot.

WALT KLIMEK, 3589 Covington Pike Apt 421, Memphis 38128

james foley

July 3, 2013

Mr. Mauritzi gave alot of his spare time to many youngsters at Our Lady of Sorrows wich meant a lot. rest in peace

Greg Keiran

July 2, 2013

Wonderful man and family. Last saw at my mother'S service. Knew growing up in Frasier and at OLS.

Richard Felicetti

July 2, 2013

To the Elio Maurizi Family:

Elio and I graduated from Bloom High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1951. I remember Elio as an outgoing, friendly and just an all-around good person and my friend, but my best memory of him is on the football field. We played football for Bloom High School. In the Fall of 1950, we played Thornton High School for the South Suburban Championship. We played the game in November on a snowy Friday night in Harvey, Illinois. Thornton was the favorite to win the game. The game was in the third quarter and Bloom was leading by a score of 6-0. Thornton had the ball on the Bloom two yard line. Thornton tried three times to punch the ball in on line plunges and failed. On a fourth and two, the Thornton quarterback went back to pass. Linebacker Elio Maurizi broke through the line and tackled the quarterback for a five yard loss back to the seven yard line. Bloom took over the football on downs. Bloom went on to win the game 13-0 and also won the South Suburban Championship. The City of Chicago Heights went crazy. The most talked about thing that evening was the tackle by Elio Maurizi. As a matter of fact the play was talked about for years and may still be talked about today. Elio took everything in stride, but he went down in the traditions of Bloom High School Football as making one of the greatest plays in the history of football at the school. I did not mean to write so long, but as I write this I could relive and relish that moment. The Good Lord will now have Elio to watch the goal line. Thanks Elio and God Bless you and God Bless the Maurizi Family.

Dr. Richard & Sharon Felicetti

Aileen & Bob Warren

July 1, 2013

So sorry for you loss. Wish we could be there with you.

Carole Bond

July 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the pleasure of meeting Elio at Cardiac Rehab. We had so many conversations about the Chicago Cubs. He was truly a great gentleman. Carole Bond, Germantown, TN

Norma Figiel

July 1, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family of Elio Maurizi. It has been many days since your wonderful family, who I remember dearly, was at Memphis Catholic High School, and happier times. I am sorry for the loss of your husband and father. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at his difficult time.

Tonya Perkins Pike

June 30, 2013

Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of your loss. Daddys are really hard to no longer have (ours has been gone over 12 years now) Thank God every day for the family you do have with you.

Greg Hudgens

June 30, 2013

To the Maurizi Family. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Maurizi. My God keep you in this sad time of your lives.
Greg and Emma Hudgens