Norwich - Nancy Agnus (Grillo) Rizzuto, 91, of Laura Boulevard, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla., with her daughter by her side while visiting her.
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She was born in Norwich, on May 13, 1921, daughter of the late Jack and Josephine (Scialaba) Grillo. Nancy was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy, Class of 1939. She worked for many years at WT Grants and Caldors. Mrs. Rizzuto was a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Norwich, a member of the 050 Club, the Rose City Senior Center and AARP.
Nancy loved to be with her family and friends, of which she had many. She enjoyed having friends into her home to visit and share a cup of coffee or tea with her. She was a warm, sincere lady who was appreciative of whatever anyone did for her. Her two grandsons were the love of her life and she looked forward to spending time with her great-grandchildren. Enjoying Sunday dinners with family were the highlight of her week and she always took part in preparing them.
On April 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to Samuel Rizzuto at Sts. Peter and Paul Church by Fr. Baldwin. Mr Rizzuto predeceased his wife on Feb. 21, 1992.
Nancy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Miles of Oakdale; two grandchildren and their wives, Timothy Miles and his wife, Jamey, of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Jason Miles and his wife, Cong, of Plainville, Mass. She has three great-grandchildren, Eric Miles, Evelyn Miles and Payton Miles. She has two brothers, Joseph Grillo and his deceased wife, Joan, of Asburn, Va. and Alexander Grillo and his wife, Joanne, of Lake Suzy, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews.
The funeral will assemble at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich and proceed to a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Norwich. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich. Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360. For an online obituary, to share a condolence with the family or to light a candle, please visit www.cummings-gagnefh.com
Published in The Day on Feb. 16, 2013