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Harry J. Zoglio, Jr.

March 22, 1938 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Harry Zoglio, Jr. Obituary

Harry John Zoglio Jr. (85) left a giant hole in the world on Sunday, February 18, 2024. He passed while in the home he proudly built in his little corner of the woods by the pond in West Boxford, Massachusetts. He was holding the hands of his youngest son and his wife of 65 years, Beverly, while listening to their song, “Eternally,” on the music box he had commissioned for her decades before. In the days prior, his family and friends gathered and were blessed by his strong, sharp mind which he used to share final words of wisdom, many more stories of his life, but most of all bear testimony of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As he said his goodbyes, he wished us all well, “until we meet again.”

There are many accomplishments in Harry’s life of which he can be very proud, but most important to him was his service to God, family and country.

Harry joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to which he dedicated his life, at the age of 18 while serving in the U.S. Army in El Paso, Texas. He was later stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he met his sweetheart, Beverly Ann Bloecker, daughter of Air Force pilot Walter (Sonny) and Martha (Jones) Bloecker.  He is survived by 4 children, Mark Zoglio, Joseph Morgan (Karolyn), Kim Wierman Reid (the late Don Wierman, James Reid) and Eric Zoglio (Lori) and 7 grandchildren, Kyleigh Delos Reyes (Dariel), Joshua Wierman, Lucas Wierman, Samantha Silva (Otavio), Casey Wierman, Erika Zoglio, and Nicholas Zoglio, and great-granddaughter, Avril Delos Reyes, born two weeks earlier. He is also survived by his brother Eugene Zoglio (Tracey) whom he loved, admired and respected.

 

Harry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Education degree from Salem State College. Throughout his career as a design engineer and business owner, he developed his natural aptitude for knowing or figuring out how things work and how to make them better. While working at Cape Canaveral, he was proud to say he helped to put the first man into space. He worked in the semiconductor industry having designed custom equipment still used in universities around the world. He retired from Avco/Textron after 20 years and later formed Boxford Designs, LLC where he consulted and continued developing, building and supporting proprietary equipment, never fully retiring.

 

Harry was an enthusiast of European sports cars having restored many MGs, a Sunbeam Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Austin Healy. His latest project, a 1954 MG TF could be seen each July 4th in the Boxford parade, decked out in American flags and bunting, and loaded with grandchildren. He could also often be seen working in his hilltop garden or moving rocks around his property on his prized John Deere tractor – and yes, she thinks his tractor’s as sexy as his cars. Harry also loved flying. After getting his pilot’s license in his early 50’s he and Beverly took many trips throughout New England, especially to Nantucket. He passed on his passion to many of his grandsons, who have also enjoyed their flying lessons.

 

None of his hobbies or the ways he earned a living gave him as much joy as his service to his God and fellow beings. He ministered to many, sealed countless families on both sides of the veil in the Boston, Massachusetts Temple where he served from 2000-2024. He was a member of the Temple presidency and Sealer and bestowed a Patriarchal blessing upon hundreds of church members of the Exeter, New Hampshire stake. As Bishop of the Georgetown, Massachusetts congregation, he was respected for his wise counsel and loved by the children for always having Oreos in his desk drawer. He would tell us you cannot deny a member of the FBI (Fine Breed of Italians) food, but he would still fast and pray for the welfare of others.

 

Born March 22, 1938, Harry honored his parents, Harry John Zoglio, Sr. and Anna Maria Capriole all the days of his life. He was beloved by his grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins who called him “Pace,” the Italian word for peace. He will be missed by friends he embraced as family. There is a joyful reunion among many of his ancestors this day as they greet him, and when he reaches the arms of his loving Heavenly Father, he will surely hear the only words that matter to him: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

 

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 Jewett Street, Georgetown, Massachusetts. Services will be followed by an interment at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, West Boxford, Massachusetts. To share a memory of Harry with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com

 

The Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with Harry's care.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
Church of the Latter Day Saints
9 Jewett Street
Georgetown, MA 01833

Graveside Service
Saturday
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Mt. Vernon Cemetery
1 Mt. Vernon Street
Boxford, MA 01832

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