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PORTLAND - Christina M. (Schrader) Rizzo, age 84, of Portland, NY, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Absolut Care of Westfield, NY.
Christina was born on April 22, 1928 in Lamberton, NY, the daughter of the late Elmer and Myrtle (Woodcock) Schrader.
Mrs. Rizzo was a member of the former St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church of Brocton (St. Dominic Parish).
A Chautauqua County resident all her life, Christina had been a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed raising her family and helping her late husband Frank, on the family grape farm in Portland. She loved flowers, horticulture in general and bird watching . She was an avid crocheter and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed her "one armed bandits" as well.
She is survived by her daughter: Judith M. Helman of Westfield, NY and her two sons: Frank T. Rizzo, III of Alachua, FL, and Michael L. Rizzo of Portland, NY; She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren that include; Andrew Rizzo of Gainesville, FL, Lindsay Rizzo, of Alachua, FL, Michael L. Rizzo, Jr., and Erica Rizzo both of Portland, NY, James Helman of Tonawanda, NY, and RaeKel Helman of Westfield, NY, as well as her great grandson, Aric Jett Rizzo of Gainesville, FL. Christina is further survived by her sister, Doris Ferry of Fredonia, NY.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Rizzo, Jr., whom she married on Nov. 13, 1948 and who died on January 31, 2012, her brothers, Howard and Harold Schrader and by her three sisters, Geraldine Frommer, Gertrude Tenamore and Irene Jones.
Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11AM until the time of services there at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Lilley officiating. Burial will be in Portland Evergreen Cemetery.
Family suggests memorials be made to Portland Vol. Fire Dept., Portland, NY 14769.
Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Rizzo family a message of condolence.
a Message of Sympathy
So very sorry for your family's loss.
Written by Janet Reid
2013-01-12 10:31:24 PM
Sorry to hear Chris passed on. Wish we could be there.
Our thoughts are with all of you.
Written by Leo & Marty Franze
2013-01-13 3:37:42 PM
Dear Rizzo families: Your mom was a very nice lady who put family above all else. May you find solace in the wonderful memories you have. You are in my prayers.
Written by Linda Thomas
2013-01-13 3:48:34 PM
So sorry for your loss..
Written by Nora Cutting-Shreve
2013-01-13 6:29:49 AM
Dear Frankie, Mike, and Judy,
I have been thinking about you in these past few days, knowing how sad you must be to have lost first Uncle Frank and now Aunt Chris. They were wonderful people, and I can still see and hear them telling and then laughing over a good story. My love to you and your families.
Written by Rosie Simon
2013-01-14 1:04:26 PM
Frankie, Judy, Mike and family,
We were all saddened at the news of Mom's passing. It was such a joy to stop and visit with Aunt Chris and Uncle Frank the last few years while in the area. We were glad to spend time with them and get caught up after such a long time apart. We have many fond memories of the times we were all together with Aunt Marie and Uncle Carl and all the Rizzo clan.
It's such a blessing knowing that in these times we can find comfort and peace in Christ and look forward to his promise of eternal life. We pray these assurances will be felt by you.
May Mom and Dad dwell in the House of the LORD forever!
Marc & Lyd
(please drop us a line!)
Written by Marc & Lydia Arena Vinny & Jeanie Arena
2013-01-17 5:53:26 PM
brenda , mike mikey, erica and the rizzo family we are sorry for your lose. our prayers are with you all. frank and chris are now together looking down on you and wishing you all well. they will be and are missed. we love you........mom and dad amidon........peggy and artgramma n grampa . stay strong . they are angels in heaven with gram and so many others watching over us all
Written by peggy n art amidon
2013-01-18 9:35:06 AM
To the Rizzo family
Sorry for your loss..
Written by RITA BENNETT
2013-01-19 10:59:24 AM