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.