More detail on this person: Cranston LT. COL. CARL A. COLOZZI LT. COL. CARL A. COLOZZI, 77, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of Cranston, a retired Army officer, and former commanding officer of the Executive Flight Detachment, Washington, D.C., where he piloted planes for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, died Thursday at Pinehurst Hospital. He was the husband of Louise (Zito) Colozzi. Born in Cranston, a son of the late John and Anna (Carnevale) Colozzi, he had moved to Philadelphia, Pa., after he retired from the Army, and he settled in the Sandhills area of Pinehurst in 1980. Mr. Colozzi was an Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was decorated in the service. He was the assistant director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after he retired, became involved in real estate in Pinehurst, and was known as "Mr. Pinewild." Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Michael Colozzi, a member of the military who is stationed in China; four sisters, Carmela Zito of Cranston, Anna Caranci of West Warwick, Grace Padula of Lake Worth, Fla., and Virginia Proulx of Warwick; two brothers, Italo and Edward Colozzi, both of Cranston; and three grandchildren. He was the father of the late Janice Colozzi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church, Pinehurst. Burial with military honors will be in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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