John R. DiLuzio

John Rocco DiLuzio, 84, a resident of Keene, passed away at his home on May 2, 2019, following a period of declining health.

He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Keene, the son of Rocco and Anna (Grossi) DiLuzio. He attended St. Joseph Regional School and was a graduate of Keene High School. He went onto proudly serve the nation as a member of the U.S. Army.

He worked for many years, as a supervisor for Robert Hart’s Shoes. Later, he and two of his friends opened CDR Footwear. He retired from Timken in Keene.

On Oct. 11, 1974, he married the love of his life, Colleen Peets. The two shared many wonderful years together and enjoyed many lasting memories.

John was very active in his community. He was also a communicant at St. Bernard Church.

He loved spending time with his family and being a part of family events. He also enjoyed playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen of Keene; his sisters, Caroline Firmin, Jean Dubois and her husband, Eugene, Grace Fernald and Theresa DiLuzio; sister-in-law, Shirley Croteau; brother-in-law, Floyd Peets; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his stepson, Clinton LaClaire; sisters, Rose, Antoinette, Lena, Anna, Rita and Mary; his sister-in-law, Gloria; and his brother-in-law, Paul.

John’s family will remember him in private graveside services in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care, 590 Court St., Keene, NH 03431.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave an online remembrance.