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Carol A. Rizzo

July 31, 2019

Carol A. Rizzo, 82, of Watertown passed away Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019, at Ives Hill Retirement Community.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Carol was born in Rochester on May 18, 1937, daughter of the late Kenneth and Hazel Robinson McDonald and she graduated from Rochester schools.

On May 18, 1955 she married Joseph N. Rizzo at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Dennis Lynch officiating. Mr. Rizzo, owner of Coldwell Banker Rimada Realty, passed on February 26, 2017.Carol was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Carol is survived by five children, James M. Rizzo and companion, Christopher Bates, Watertown, Joseph N. Rizzo, Jr., Sackets Harbor, Julie A. (Rizzo) Sanderson and husband Keish, Watertown, Mary Ann (Rizzo) Pietrowski, Lexington, KY, Sarah J. (Rizzo) Chapman and husband Ted, Watertown; son-in-law, Charles E. LaRock, Sterling, VA; ten grandchildren, Todd Rizzo, Charles LaRock, Keith LaRock, Alisha Rizzo, Mariah Rizzo, Donna (Sanderson) Leija, Hanna Sanderson, Phillip "Trip" Pietrowski, Annalise Pietrowski, and Peyton Chapman and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her husband, Joe, Carol was predeceased by her daughter, Donna M. (Rizzo) LaRock and granddaughter, Hayley LaRock, who both passed on July 7, 1989 and two sisters, Marie Carbone and Delores Chapman.

The family would like to express their thanks to her caretakers, K. C. Crego Freeman, Diane Kilburn, Sue Bell, Lori Patterson, and her niece, Patti Carbone Hancock. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#5 JAckie Johnson 2019-08-08 12:24
I'm so very sorry to hear about Carol's passing. I loved Carol dearly. I loved taking caring of her when I worked at Bob Evans. She told be so many wonderful stories about my dad (Joe's cousin). She had a kind word for everyone; she was a loving and kind woman, a wonderful mother and I'm going to miss her deeply. I am praying for you all, that God holds you all close during this time.
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#4 Prevost Family 2019-08-06 08:39
To the entire Rizzo children and grandchildren:
We like to express our sorrow for the loss of your mom, Carol. You shall all be in our prayers.
Eternal Rest grant unto her, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
The Prevost Family
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#3 Mark Foster 2019-08-03 13:35
I used to order my Italian cookies from her years ago...I can attest to her great cooking! Sending condolences to the family. So sorry for the loss of your mother. Carry her in your heart always!
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#2 Nancy Rome 2019-08-03 06:39
to the Rizzo family I am so sorry for the lost of your mother, grandmother,
I really did not know her but always heard good things. Joe Jr. I will say a pray tomorrow for your mother she is now with your dad and up in heaven looking over you
God Bless
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#1 AnnMariePepeScisci 2019-08-02 14:44
Sorry to read of your mom's passing. Take time to remember & grieve as necessary. It's not an easy thing to lose a parent. Take comfort knowing she will continue to watch over you from above.
God Bless
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