Doug Antoniazzi

Born: Tue., Nov. 23, 1954
Died: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

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Douglas J. Antoniazzi, 63, suddenly at home the morning of January 4, 2018.  He was loved by his family:  Mike & Cheryl Antoniazzi, Tom & Pam Antoniazzi, Jean Antoniazzi, Greg & Karen Antoniazzi, Brad & Susan Antoniazzi, Mark & Sharri Antoniazzi, and Tina & Jeff Neal as well as his Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Nephews, Cousins, his many friends and work colleagues.  He was preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas and Eleanor [MacNeil] Antoniazzi, and his Brother, Malcolm Antoniazzi.  Doug was a Boston Latin School graduate, Class of ’73; he went on to Bowdoin College in Maine and graduated Class of ‘77 with a B.S. majoring in Government and Legal Studies.  His college activities included working at WBOR radio station, Orient student paper, and Glee Club & Choir.  After college he continued to follow politics, but chose to work in banking at State Street Bank and Citibank, transferring those skills to pursue his interest in Tax Accounting and Finance at Coopers & Lybrand [PricewaterhouseCoopers].  Most recently he worked for the largest U.S. Financial Services provider- Ascensus, and as a Senior Tax Advisor at H&R Block.  His college music activity turned into participation in Choir at Most Precious Blood Church, and being a passionate audience for classical and Irish music performances.  He discovered cross-country skiing at Bowdoin which made snowy New England winters a weekend joy.  He was a voracious reader and weekly patron of local libraries.  Summers he hiked across the urban forest of Stony Brook Reservation.  Winter weekend evenings he enjoyed a dram of Scotch and chatting with friends and family, especially Cousins.  Cousin conversations yielded more genealogy info that added to the Family Tree and history which he had recorded since his teenage years.  Doug was proud of his family’s immigrant roots and donated to the Ellis Island American Museum of Immigration Wall of Honor which lists over 700,000 names, including his Grandfather, John Paul Antoniazzi from Costageminiana, Italy.  He was exceptionally thoughtful, calling family and friends every birthday and anniversary.  His sense of humor covered every genre from The Three Stooges to the classic Marx Brothers and the zany Monty Python.  Doug was fascinated by the Jeopardy quiz show and got the family to play at home regularly.  He auditioned in 1997 for Season 13 and became a Contestant; he went on to be a 3-day Champion.  He loved meeting and chatting with the Host, Alex Trebek, who continued to talk about Doug for the next three shows.  Doug’s favorite activity though was traveling the world.  From his first trip to Germany with a Boston Latin School group organized by his German language and culture Teacher, during his life he went to 65 countries.  He brought back wonderful stories, photos, coins and banknotes hoping to inspire a legacy of travel and desire for adventure in his Nieces and Nephews.  Doug’s last journey goes forward, reunited in Eternity with Family and Friends who went before.  Slainte, Cin Cin and Prost.
As he wished, Doug has been cremated.  A Funeral/Memorial Mass will celebrate his life on Saturday March 3rd at 10:00 am in Most Precious Blood Church, 43 Maple Street in Hyde Park.  The church will be open at 9:00 am that day to family, friends and colleagues for reflection and prayer before the Service.
Donations in Doug’s memory can be made to Boston Latin School Association at 27 School Street, Suite 300, Boston MA 02108, or Bowdoin College Office of Development at 4100 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011, or the charity of your choice.

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Namgyal Wangchuk
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear the loss of my good friend and co-worker. I have known Doug for more than six years. He was kind and sweetest guy I have known. He was go to guy to ask any general knowledge questions because I know that he will deliver all the time. I will always miss his sense of humor and friendly nature. I will always remember you Doug and may you rest in peace and find peace anywhere you are.

Patricia McCollum
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Doug was a true gentleman. He was one of the most thoughtful and genuinely nice people I have ever met. I remember walking out of work, late on a snowy night, to find that he had cleaned off the snow from my car and the others that were working late with him. He always made sure everyone was taken care of before he would help himself to food that was provided by our company. He would hold the door open for you. He was a hard and dependable worker and no matter how many long hours he had worked, he still was smiling. I loved talking to him about his travels. I'm still in shock that I will not see his smiling face at work anymore and my heart aches because of it. Doug, you will truly be missed. We are all better people for having known you and are grateful for the time we were privileged to have spent with you. Rest in peace my dear friend, you will live on in our hearts.

Gloria Mercado
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Words cannot express the sadness I've felt to hear of your passing. I've known Doug for 10 years and you were always so nice to everyone, a nice smile, always a kind word, never a bad day. You always looked out for others all the time, it didn't go unnoticed. You were truly one of a kind! A True Gentleman, that was you. I will miss you! Rest in Peace my dear friend.

David Gordon
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
I was shocked to read about Doug's death. Between his gift for storytelling, his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for following politics, and his love for travel, he always seemed to be full of life.

I had the good fortune to get to know Doug and his family during high school, when he and I both attended Boston Latin School. Even then, I always was struck by the close-knit ties among all of the Antoniazzi clan.

In recent years, even if Doug and I only caught up at Latin School reunions or while making calls to encourage our classmates to attend those reunions, it always felt as if we'd just spoken with one another yesterday. The bonds of friendship that we forged in high school always remained in place.

My wife, Sandi, who also spoke with Doug at reunions, always enjoyed hearing his tales of travel to faraway places.

Our hearts go out to all of Doug's family and friends.

David Gordon, Latin School Class of 1973, and Sandi Atlas-Gordon

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