portrait picture for Salvatore Rizzuti

Wake: Friends may call on Tuesday January 1, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 1/2/13 at 10 AM in Saint Philips Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Donations: Contributions in his name may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care 99 Hawley Lane Suite 1204 Stratford, CT. 06614.

Salvatore Rizzuti


April 14, 1922 - December 27, 2012

Salvatore Rizzuti, 90, of Norwalk, husband of Vincenza Contacessa Rizzuti, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 in his home.

Born April 14, 1922 in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of Pasquale Rizzuti and Carmela Rizzuti.  He lived most of his youth in Bari, Italy where he married and had four of his children.

Mr. Rizzuti worked as a Stone Mason and as a Self Employed Contractor. He did most of his beautiful artwork in the Norwalk, Westport area.  He loved working outside and also enjoyed keeping his property meticulous. He also loved growing his own vegetable and herbs garden which he did for most of his life.  He was a talented husband, father, and grandfather and a proud man, full of energy, who loved his family and enjoyed life to the fullest.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Vincenza , he is survived by two sons; Americo Rizzuti of Norwalk and Anthony Rizzuti of South Carolina; five daughters; Carmela Vitelli and husband Dennis of Floral Parks, N.Y., Ann Marie Rosenberg and husband Bruce Elander of Newtown, Nella Renzulli and husband Ralph of Monroe, Denise DiNardo and husband Robert Jr. of Norwalk and Diana Rizzuti of Norwalk; and by grandchildren, David, Jason Vitelli and wife Mellissa, Dena, Joseph and Amanda Rosenberg, Kristen and Robert III DiNardo, Anthony Rizzuti.  He was also survived by his three brothers Luigi, Emanuele, and Jimmy and sister Marietta and had many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Teresa DeMilt.

Friends may call on Tuesday January 1, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 10 AM in Saint Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Contributions in his name may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care 99 Hawley Lane Suite 1204 Stratford, CT. 06614.

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sal was a good man, husband and father. He is now with God. He has no more pain just plenty of smiles shinning down on your family and friends. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.
    Love
    Linda and Molly DiCicco

    December 29, 2012
    Linda DiCicco -
  • To beloved Uncle Sal–your endless smiles will be forever in our hearts. I will always remember the immense joy and energy you brought to your family….all the times you laughed, sang and danced. You brought happiness to all. You will be greatly missed, but know that your “smile tradition” will live on in each member of your family. It’s been a beautiful road for you; may you now rest in joyful peace.

    December 31, 2012
    Diane fournier -
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