SHAW - Johnny Allegrezza, age 92, of Shaw, passed away on Thursday February 12, 2015 at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Visitation will be held Friday 02/13/2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the St Francis of Assisi Parrish Catholic Church in Shaw. A Rosary Service will immediately follow visitation at 7:00PM. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday 02/14/2015 at St Francis of Assisi Parrish Catholic Church in Shaw, MS. Burial will be in the Shaw Cemetery. Father Thomas Mullally will officiate the service.
Johnny was born on January 08, 1923 to Sante and Catherina (Gasparini) Allegrezza in Shaw MS. He was a life long Shaw resident and attended Shaw School before going into the Army. Johnny was a World War II Mortar Gunner D Day Veteran having served in the Combat Infantry. Receiving the Combat Mortar Infantry Badge, 1st class Gunner, two Purple Hearts, the White Oak Leaf Cluster, American Defense Medal, Amercian Service Medal, European- African- Middle Eastern Medal Service and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon returning home from the war, Johnny opened the ACE Amusement Company, he also was an accomplished delta farmer. Johnny was a member of the American legion and VFW of which he served for many years as an Auditor and had various other duties and titles. He was a member of the St. Francis Church of Assisi Parrish Catholic Church. Johnny Enjoyed spending time with his friends drinking coffee at Wild Bills, walking in Wal-Mart and playing dominos at Adolf's.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 41 years Joan Grimmett Allegrezza, brothers, Henry, Frank, Willie, twin brother Alex Allegrezza, Sisters; Sarah Love, Angie Rutledge and Susie Fava.
He is survived by wife of 22 years, Billie Jean Sherron Allegrzza of Shaw, MS. Son, Johnny Lynn Allegrezza of Houston, TX. Daughter, Brenda Allegrezza Melton of Memphis, TN. 7 grandchildren, Caroline Averitt of Gastonburg, AL, Sarah Bird of Gallatin, MO, Michael Melton of Memphis, TN, Pat S. Alford of Cleveland, MS, Marcus Sherron of Cleveland, MS, Carla Gardella of Cinncinatti, OH, Scott Sherron of Warner Robins, GA. 14 Great grandchildren, a host of great great grandchilden and numorus nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Marcus Sherron, Jimmy Alford, Scott Sherron, Gary Gardella, Mack Grimmett and Alex Allegrezza, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Sandroni, Billy Fly, Kim Showers, Ed Taylor and Sam Byrd.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.