Rita Rose Girard

GIRARD, RITA ROSE Rita Rose Girard, 91, of North Haven, passed away at home on February 4, 2013 in the loving company of her family. She was the widow of Gaston Girard. Rita was born in Woodbridge, CT, on Sept. 17, 1921, the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Faulstich) Costello. She was the beloved mother of Pamela Nuzzo (husband Ralph) of North Haven, Dennis Girard of North Haven, Karen Jordan (husband Ray) of Westport, CT, Carol Vogt (husband Tom) of Norwich, and Lisa Comeau (husband Victor) of North Haven, and leaves 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Lorraine O'Donnell and brother Wilson Costello and is survived by her sisters Veronica (Babe) Henninger of Branford, CT and Genevieve Moser of South Britain, CT. Rita graduated from Commercial High School in New Haven and was employed at Eastern Electronics and Winchester before devoting her life to her family. She was a long time member of the CT Valley Mycological Society and also enjoyed line dancing. Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday morning at 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice. www.northhavenfuneral.com

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Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 6, 2013