Emily M. Ritzinger

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 1:16pm

Loving wife, mother and grandmother Emily M. Ritzinger passed peacefully in hospice care on March 13 at Bon Secours Maria Manor in St. Petersburg, Fla. She spent most of her years in the towns of Stratford, Conn. and Block Island, R.I.

Emily is predeceased by her husband of many years, Louis R. Ritzinger and her beloved grandson, Wren Ritzinger. She is survived by her children, Kenneth R. Ritzinger, Clearwater, Fla., Gregory L. Ritzinger, Newtown, Conn., Cynthia l. Passmore, St. Petersburg, Fla. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Louis, Evan and Ellen Ritzinger, Newtown, Conn. and Chelsea and Dorey Passmore, St. Petersburg, Fla.

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mary Donnelly Fund, P.O. Box 323, Block Island, R.I. 02807, or Bon Secours Maria Manor, Office of Philanthropy, 10300 4th Street N., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33716 to support Angels Passing By. A memorial service will be held on Block Island at a later date.