William Rizos

William S Rizos

February 22, 1971 - April 9, 2019
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William S. Rizos, 48, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly at Lowell General Hospital on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lowell on February 22, 1971, and was a beloved son of Christos and Angelike (Panagiotopoulos) Rizos of Dracut.

William was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell and AHEPA Hellas Chapter 102.

He was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1989, where he was a standout quarterback and all around athlete. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He was the UMASS Lowell quarterback from 1989-92, and was the offensive catalyst for the football team in its' most successful seasons in the modern era. He was inducted in to the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bill owned and operated Apex Information Security in Lowell.

He enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut and Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro.

In addition to his loving parents, William will be deeply missed by his cherished children, Ann C. Rizos, Caroline C. Rizos, and William T. Rizos. He is further survived by his brother, Nicholas Rizos and his wife, Lynda of Bedford, NH, his nephews; Christopher and Robert Rizos, his long time significant other, Lori Keefe of Lowell and former wife, Margaret MacLellan of Tewksbury.

Visitation will be held at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD on Friday from 4-8 pm. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 o'clock at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA 01854. KINDLY MEET AT THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Lowell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's memory to “The Rizos Family Children’s Trust” c/o Enterprise Bank, 222 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852.
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  • Visitation

    April 12, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    April 12, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Service

    Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church
    62 Lewis Street
    LOWELL, MA 01854
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  • Interment

    April 13, 2019 |
    April 13, 2019
    Lowell Cemetery
    77 Knapp Avenue
    LOWELL, MA 01852
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Brian Baroody

Posted at 08:45am
I cannot imagine your loss. My condolences to all. Having lost close family members myself, I hope you will find the same solace that I do in the memories. You will be in my thoughts.
Brian Baroody

Dennis Scannell

Posted at 05:32pm
I received a message at daybreak and I could not comprehend the meaning. ( a part of me refused to) We all lost a very special person way too young.....with so much promise. William Rizos was a born leader who worked so hard to become the best in everything he did. At UMass. Lowell he was an outstanding Hall of Fame Quarterback and the main reason the team achieved the success that it did. His competitiveness, confidence and drive bonded an entire group of young men. He was respected, respectful and admired by so many people in the entire Greater Lowell Community. UMass Lowell Football Family is heartbroken. Best to Christos. Angelike, Ann, Caroline, Will, Lori ,Nick and Lynda and all family members and friends..... Dennis Scannell Head Football Coach UMassachusetts Lowell

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