Services:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 1st, at 10:00 A. M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Wake:

Friends may call Sunday, January 31st, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, from 3:00 to 6:00 P. M.

Donations:

Memorial contributions are requested to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855 or Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856

 

Rose Festa Izzo


August 27, 1932 - January 28, 2016

Rose Festa Izzo, 83, of Norwalk, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Norwalk Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Izzo.

Born in Norwalk, August 27, 1932, daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Festa, Mrs. Izzo had been a secretary with the former Merchants Bank. Rose was an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She volunteered at the church’s Second Chance Thrift Shop and was a member of the parish choir. Rose also sang in St. Joseph’s choir, prior to joining St. Thomas Parish. She had a passion for singing, baking and tag sales: Rose was famous for her Christmas cookies.

Survivors include a daughter; Vanessa Jacques, two sisters; Annette Festa and Catherine Verda and Catherine’s husband, James, a granddaughter; Reagan, many family members and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 1st, at 10:00 A. M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday, January 31st, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, from 3:00 to 6:00 P. M.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Zelkowitz and the staff of Whittingham Cancer Center for their compassionate care over the last twenty years.

Memorial contributions are requested to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855 or Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856

  1. Rose and I worked together many years ago at the Merchants Bank & Trust Company. We became good friends, and in fact, we travelled together on tour and went to Russia in 1970 and in the Far East in 1972 which resulted in some wonderful friendships. One of which is Irene Rardin (now Scott) who resides in Los Angeles.

    Through the years, both good and bad, we had remained friends, exchanging phone calls, Christmas and birthday cards, and going to lunch with Carol Ann Falasca who was a member of my old neighborhood in Norwalk and high school graduating class.

    I was fortunate to see Rose recently at Norwalk Hospital. She was alert and we had a wonderful conversation that brought back many memories of our times together. Unfortunately, we never did have that lunch with Carol Ann but I was lucky to have seen her again before her situation turned worse.

    Irene Scott, who I mentioned previously, sends her sympathy to both family and friends, and reflected upon the good times we all shared many years ago. We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories, and that Rose was a part of it all.

    January 30, 2016
    Gary Potmesil -

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