In memory of
Carmella (Longo) Rizzo
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carmella (Longo) Rizzo, beloved wife of the late Leonard Rizzo, at Manchester Manor where she currently resided. Born in East Hartford on Aug. 23, 1920, she was the last surviving sibling of nine brothers and sisters. She grew up on Melrose Street in East Hartford and worked on the family farm. To her grandchildren's amazement, she drove a horse and wagon before she drove a car. Her 41-year marriage to Leonard Rizzo began in October 1939. The most important things in her life were her family, the joy of Italian cooking, and her hot peppers. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted son, David L. Rizzo and his wife, Kathy, of Ellington, and their three children and great-grandchildren, Michael and Amy Rizzo, of Milford (Connor and Owen), Joseph and Nora Rizzo, of Shelton (Luca and Ella), and Kate Rizzo, of London, England; her son, Robert J. Rizzo and wife, Lois, of Florida, and his son, Victor and Erin Rizzo (Jamie, Will, and Sean), of California. She also leaves a special niece, Marie Galizia and her family. We wish to thank the caring staff at Manchester Manor who cared for her with much love and affection. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor, with a burial in St. Mary's cemetery in East Hartford to follow. Family and friends may call at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, Friday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester Manor Recreation Fund, 385 West Center St., Manchester, CT 06040. For online condolences, visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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