Rita Theresa Lucia Guzzetta
March 20, 1930 to January 3, 2021
Rita Theresa Guzzetta (Lucia) 90 years old of Belmont, California passed away on January 3, 2021.
A native San Franciscan born on March 20th, 1930. She was the daughter of Battista (John) Lucia and Theresa Catherine Lucia (DeRenzo).
Rita was raised in North Beach and attended Marina Junior High, then onto Galileo High School. There she met Joseph Vincent Guzzetta. They married in 1949. They both shared a passion for swing music, dancing and raising three children.
Rita is survived by her three children Linda (Frank Jerins) Jeff (Beverly Guzzetta), and Angel (Gary Hession). Her
Grandchildren: Amanda (James O'Connor), Giana (Grant Showecker), and Vince Guzzetta, with whom she was called "Nanny", her Great Grandchildren: Gemma Elizabeth O'Connor and Julia Rose O'Connor of whom she was also called "Mama Coco".
Rita worked as a receptionist part time for several years, while her full time job was making the best home for her family. She took pride in teaching her family how to be creative. She was particularly creative in home decorating, making clothing, fabulous cooking and even taught others how to crochet and knit. Rita was such a devoted and loving grandmother. She also had a loving passion for all children in need. She made a difference in people's lives. We will miss her but will remember her forever.
Her family would like to honor Rita with a small ceremony after COVID-19 Protocol is lifted, we are hoping for Spring.
In lieu of sending flowers, please donate to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital- which was a favorite of hers, or another organization that helps children in need. Family cards are best sent to 9 Bridge Court, Belmont, Ca. 94002
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.