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Rita Anzivino

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Rita Anzivino were held from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, where the liturgy of Christian death and burial was concelebrated by the Rev. James Preskenis, c.s.c., pastor, and the Rev. Vincent Coppola, c.s.c., associate pastor.

Organist was Don McMahon and soloist was Monica Murray. Hymns offered during the service included “Ave Maria,” “Going Home,” “Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Prayer of St. Francis.”

The funeral pall that draped Mrs. Anzivino’s casket was placed by her daughters, Gina Leard and Maria Masnato. A wooden cross was placed on the casket by her husband, Leonard Anzivino. The scriptural readings were offered by two grandsons, Kyle Leard and David Masnato. The offertory gifts were presented by four granddaughters, Rachel and Kelsey Leard and Christina and Laura Masnato.

Bearers were two grandsons, Kyle Leard and David Masnato; a son-in-law, Fred Masnato; a nephew, Joseph McCaffrey; a great-nephew, Michael McCaffrey; and a friend, George Williams. Acolytes were Francis Sausville, Val Clifford and John Reed who also offered the intersessional prayers.

A prayer service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home preceded the funeral Mass.

Sunday afternoon, both Father Preskenis and Father Coppola offered the wake service at the funeral home. In attendance at the services were several past and current employees, of Eveready Battery Company in Bennington where both Mr. and Mrs. Anzivino had been employed in earlier years.

Burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery, with Father Coppola offering the committal prayers.

Following the services, a reception was held at Mt. Anthony Country Club.

Mrs. Anzivino, a resident of Coulter Street, died Jan. 20, 2005, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25, 2005
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