Wake:Tuesday, December 2, from 4 to 6PM in the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, CT.Contributions:The Dominican Nuns at The Monastery of Our Lady of Grace; 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT. 06437.

Rose Marie Richitelli Jeffery


February 20, 1923 ~ November 28, 2014

Rose Marie Richitelli Jeffery, 91, of Norwalk, Mother of Cynthia (Cindy) Beres of Stratford, peacefully entered into eternal rest on November 28 at Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert T. Jeffery. They were married for 58 years.

The Daughter of the late James C. and Louise DiReinzo Richitelli, Rose was born on February 20th 1923 in New Haven and lived in Orange until moving to Norwalk 58 years ago. She graduated from The New Haven Junior Physical Therapy College. She enjoyed a lengthy career as a Physical Therapist at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Grace New Haven and St Raphael Hospitals in New Haven and then working for Dr. Frank Serena in Norwalk. She was a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Guild. Rose will always be remembered for her strong faith, her devotion to her family, her generosity, and for touching countless hearts with her beautiful smile.

In addition to her Daughter and Husband, survivors include her Grandaughter Marissa Noelle Beres Toth and her husband David of Shelton, Ro’s Great Grandson Conor David Toth, a sister Dorothy May Richitelli DeMatties of Orange, and many sister in laws and nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her Brother Pasquale J. Richitelli of Orange.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home: 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in the Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, Ct.

Rose’s family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at Norwalk Hospital for the excellent care and compassion that they gave to her.

Memorial Donations may be made to The Dominican Nuns at The Monastery of Our Lady of Grace; 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT. 06437.

  1. Aunt Rose’s heart-warming smile, infectious laugh, and loving, encouraging words are some of my fondest memories. She will be sadly missed.

    November 30, 2014
    Bill & Audrey Jeffery -
  • I had the pleasure of getting to know Rose because my son married her granddaughter, Marissa.
    Looking back at family gatherings, I’ll remember her as full of life, happy to be be around family and a strong spirit, I’m sure you’ll never truly leave us.

    November 30, 2014
    Anna Florczak -
  • Aunt Rose will be missed. Remembering her kind smile and her love for her family. Always a smile and caring person
    Godbless you. Rest in peace

    November 30, 2014
    Jay , Jerrilynne Richitelli -
  • My grandmother was the most incredible woman in the entire world. I am so proud to say I am her granddaughter. I will forever miss her laugh, her smile and her hugs. Thank you to everyone for your kind words. Please pay her kindness forward.

    November 30, 2014
    Marissa "Dear" -
  • Rose was a role model and inspiration to everyone who knew her. Although I only met her 3 years ago, I felt like I’d known her all my life. I wish I had. Her kindness and “joie de vivre” are her legacy and immortality, and I feel blessed to have known her. Godspeed, Rose!

    December 1, 2014
    Sue Allison -
  • Rosie was so much more to me than a sister in law, she was my friend. Her giving spirit spread her love and compassion around the world. I will miss the smiles and laughter, but will forever cherish fond memories of her. Until we meet again au revoir Trixie.

    Terrie Richitelli- December 1, 2014

    December 1, 2014
    Terrie Richitelli -
  • My Aunt Rose was always very kind to me as her nephew. Her home and heart were open, and she was always very interested in
    our lives. She will be greatly missed.

    December 2, 2014
    James Jeffery -
  • Rose will be deeply missed by us . She was a great person and a strong person . God will be proud to have her in his house .

    December 2, 2014
    Eileen Carter and Joel Mellitz -
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