Rita Y. Marzec

Rita Y. Marzec June 2, 1923 - June 21, 2013 Griswold - Rita Y. Marzec, 90, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at GreenTree Manor in Waterford. Born on June 2, 1923 in Lawrence, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Topping and Marie (Dubé) Topping. Rita was united in marriage to Frederick Marzec in Griswold on June 22, 1946. He predeceased her. Rita was employed as a textile worker for over forty years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Griswold. Rita enjoyed traveling, gardening, and puzzles. Most of all, however, she loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rita is survived by her daughter, Sandra Christina-Lumbert and spouse, Lawrence of Oakdale; son, Frederick Marzec, Jr. and spouse, Pauline of Griswold; brother, Joseph Topping of Griswold; sister, Loretta Manning of Griswold; grandchildren, William "B.J." Christina, Michael P. Christina, Andrea Dameron, and Melissa Smey; great-grandchildren, Shawn Christina, Alex Christina, Fernando Christina, Jonathon Christina, Alyssa Christina, Jacob Dameron, Noah Dameron, Sydney Dameron, Tyler Smey, and Gabrielle Smey; nieces, Diane Manning, MaryAnn Manning, and Susan Manning. In addition to her husband, Rita was predeceased by her brother, Norman "Bobby" Topping. Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Leffler Funeral Home, 30 N. Main St., Jewett City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Jewett City. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Norwich. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to a . In addition, the family requests that a good deed be done in Rita's memory. For the online memorial/guestbook, visit www.lefflerfuneralhome.com

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Leffler Funeral Home
30 North Main Street Jewett City, CT 06351
860-376-4014

Published in Norwich Bulletin on June 23, 2013