RIZZA, Olga Pashok
Olga Pashok Rizza, 90, of Portland, passed away on Saturday, (May 12, 2012) at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Shework) Pashok. Olga lived most of her life in Rocky Hill moving to Portland 20 years ago after retiring from Rocky Hill Veterans' Hospital. She loved to garden. She adored her grandchildren and was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Olga is survived by her son, Anthony Rizza and his wife, Deborah of Rocky Hill; three daughters, Elizabeth Devlin and her husband, Bradford, Sr. of Glastonbury, Katherine Taylor and her husband, Robert of Portland, and Marjorie Regan of Charlestown, NH; seven grandchildren, Hollie Rostosky, Kelly Robbins and her husband, Matthew, Bradford Devlin, Jr. and his wife, Kirsten, Allison Taylor Kulesher and her husband, Thomas, Robert Taylor, Nicholas Rizza and Danielle Rizza; one great-grandchild, William Devlin Robbins; two nieces and a nephew. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Anna Waldie. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the compassionate and devoted people who helped Olga reach age 90, to watch her beautiful granddaughter, Allison marry and to hold her handsome great-grandson, William. Thank you Dr. Aaron Shafer, Lakisha Mobley, the Infusion Center at the Helen & Harry Gray Center especially Jen, Rhea and Deidre. Thanks to Dr. Gates of Portland Family Practice, Middlesex Hospital ER Staff, Hospice Unit, and the Portland Fire Department.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main St., Cromwell. Interment will follow in Rocky Hill Center Cemetery. Friends may make donations in Olga's memory to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.