Rita Guzzetta
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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






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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
I feel very lucky to have someone who has stood by me from day one. To me, mom was my biggest fan, my confidant, and my best friend. It's always good while growing up to have someone who had your back and know you would have her support or help. She continued to nurture my children in the same way. They have learned so much from her and along the way she made them laugh and not be afraid to be silly and enjoy life. She loved traveling and I wish she could have done more of that. Now she is on her journey to "God's Island" as she used to say and will always be our butterfly. xo We'll miss you mom, Nanny, Mama Coco ..... Fly high and Free
Angel Guzzetta Hession
Daughter
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