Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Rosemarie Riccitelli
Rosemarie (Esposito) Riccitelli, 87 of East Haven passed away September 26, 2019. She was born January 31, 1932 in New Haven to Anthony and Chiarina (Capobianco) Esposito. Rosemarie is preceded in death by her parents, devoted husband of 50 years, Ralph Riccitelli, sister, Lucy Grava Berger and a brother, Salvatore Esposito along with her very dear friend, Bill Meyers.
Rosemarie is survived by her most cherished children, Katie Bimonte (Guy) of East Haven, Terri Doughty (Steve) of East Haven and Peter Riccitelli (Sandy) of Branford; her precious grandchildren, Jordona Kirby (Brian), Steven Doughty (Kim) Taylor Affinito (Vinny) and a treasured great grandson, Eli Doughty. She is also survived by her dear niece, Judy Esposito (Bob) and several other nieces/nephews.
Rosemarie graduated from Hillhouse High School and received a scholarship to Larson Junior College. She retired from Bank of Boston (now Bank of America) as Regional Representative and then went on to work part-time at Tri Lift in East Haven.
Rosemarie was a Communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church for over 50 years. Her many hobbies included playing bridge and pinochle and she was a devoted New York Yankees/Giants fan.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday September 30, 2019 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home) 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Her funeral procession will leave Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 1 at 9:40 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 80 Taylor Ave., East Haven with Committal to follow at All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.
Her family meant everything to her and she loved them with all her heart -- they brought her the greatest joy in her life.