Emily M. Ritzinger

Emily M. Ritzinger, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully in Hospice care, March 13, at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St Petersburg, Fla.

She spent most of her years in Stratford and on Block Island, R.I.

Her children, Gregory L. Ritzinger of Newtown, Kenneth R. Ritzinger of Clearwater, Fla., and Cynthia I. Passmore of St Petersburg, survive Mrs Ritzinger. She also leaves her five beloved grandchildren. Her husband of many years, Louis R. Ritzinger, and one beloved grandson predeceased her.

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

A memorial service will be held on Block Island at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to the Mary Donnelly Fund, PO Box 323, Block Island RI 02807, or Bon Secours Maria Manor, Office of Philanthropy, 10300 4th Street North, St Petersburg FL 33716, to support Angels Passing By.

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