Rita M. Gozzi

May 31, 1922January 22, 2013

Rita M. Gozzi a lifetime resident of Danbury passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, She was 90 Years old. Rita was born in Danbury on May 31, 1922, to the late Frank and Anne Hossan. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Dominick E. Gozzi. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1940. Rita was a member of St Peter Church and the St Peter’s Ladies Guild, she was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking , sewing, gardening and mostly spending time with family. Rita was a very kind and caring woman who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son; Francis P. Gozzi , her daughter; Donna M. Barchi and her husband David, a sister Anne Dachenhausen, three grandchildren; Dara (Barchi) Fernandez and her husband Donald, Justin Gozzi and his wife Tory, and Dale Barchi. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Dominic and Dezelene Fernandez, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday from 9:00am – 10:00am.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday 10 30 am at St Peter Church, interment will follow at St Peter Cemetery. On behalf of Rita’ s family, they would to thank the staff of Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, especially the staff of D-Wing for all the care they have given Rita for the past nine years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rita’s name to Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center - Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, CT 06776.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

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Kathy Maher

February 4, 2013

Rita will always hold a specila place in my heart. I remember her laugh and smile daily and do miss her but have such happy memories she lives in my heart always.

January 30, 2013

Hi Fran, and Hello to Justin...Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. god bless.

Irene & Pete Lawrenia

January 25, 2013

Dear Fran , Donna & The Gozzi Family,
We would like express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Rest in peace Rita.

Donald Fernandez

January 25, 2013

God bless your soul, may you rest peacefully.
One Love Forever
your grandson-in-law,
The Don

Aaron & Dianna Whitlock

January 25, 2013

You will be missed, but fondly remembered

Tricia Peburn

January 24, 2013

I worked at Candlewood for many years that Rita was there. She was one of the sweetest women I've ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family during your time of sorrow.

Barbara and Gregg Wetmore

January 24, 2013

Dear Donna,Dave,Dara, and Dale, We are so sorry for your loss! We will keep all of you in our thoughts and our prayers. God Bless you Rita!

Jim & Deanna Repko

January 24, 2013

Dear Donna & Fran & family~ Jim & I want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. We'll always have fond memories of Rita. She always made you feel welcomed with her smile. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Kathy Lathrop

January 24, 2013

When I think of Rita, I think of all the fun I had growing up next door to her. Whether it was going to the beach, taking day trips during summer vacations, picnics at Putnam Park, or just playing a game of cards on a hot summer night, Rita helped create so many special times for us all. Rita has left us with her legacy, of love, laughter, fun, and a ton of wonderful memories.

January 24, 2013