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Saturday May 28th, 2016
9:30am - 11:30am

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Roselyn Hannah Ventrella

Roselyn Hannah (Given) Ventrella, 81, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Bristol Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Anthony J. Ventrella Sr. Roselyn, known as Riz to those who knew her well, was born in Bristol on Jan. 30, 1935, to the late Frank and Emma (DiBiase) Given. Riz, a devoted Christian, possessed a zest for life and her family. She loved to bake and try new recipes. In addition to being a wonderful cook, Riz enjoyed ceramics, playing cards, going for walks, dancing, and shopping. She especially looked forward to her trips to Florida for the winter with her husband. She will be remembered most for organizing the annual family picnic/reunion held every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Veronica and Donald Angels, Angelina and Dominic Spinelli, Annette and Glenn Riccardi, Anthony J. Jr. and Maureen Harrington, and Laurie Ann and William Adams; grandchildren, Donald Angels, Valerie Sanchez, David Ventrella, Christopher and Andrew Riccardi, and Sean Brennan; two great-grandchildren, Ariana and Robert Sanchez; brother, Michael Kowal and wife, Lori; sisters, Mary Fontaine and Karen Kowal and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends. She is predeceased by her brother, Thomas Given. Roselyn’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Hospice of Bristol Hospital staff and volunteers for their kindness and devoted care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roselyn’s memory may be made to Hospice of Bristol Hospital, P.O. Box 977, 222 Main St., Bristol, CT 06010 in memory of Roselyn Ventrella. Calling hours will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West Street, Bristol, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held privately at the family’s convenience. www.dunnfh.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Roselyn Ventrella

Sister Mary and Mich May 25 2017 12:00 AM

It's hard to believe that its been a year already since you left us.. time passes so quickly. The Lord says we are as a vapor here on earth. But your presence is still so strong here with us, Rizzy. Your children are being strong. They comfort one another and their Father also. Our Father in Heaven welcomed you with open arms,and the day will come that you will welcome us Home as well. Until then, we miss you beyond words and Loving one another.. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. All our Love, Sister Mary and Mich xoxo

Mich May 25 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you today on Mother's Day.. What a good Mother you were to all of your children. They miss you beyond words. But in God's Glory, you are with your Mother, sweet sweet Emma. May the Holy Father wrap his arms around all the Mother's today,especially the ones who are with Him in Paradise.. All or Love Rizzy today and always... Sister Mary and Mich xoxo

Sister Mary and Niece Mich May 14 2017 12:00 AM

Our Love we meant Rizzy

Michele Fontaine May 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roselyn Ventrella

Sister Mary and Niece Mich Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM

Happy Birthday in Glory. We miss you dearly. You are always in our conversations. Still can't believe you are not here with us :( The day is coming soon for All of us to be with the Holy Father and All our loved ones who are with you now beautiful Rizzy. To God be the Glory forever and ever Amen. All our Love,Mary,Mich and Family xoxoxo

Sister Mary and Niece Mich Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM

Precious Rizzy. You are on our hearts and minds on this Holy Day. But, you always are.. Celebrating the King`s Birthday with our loved ones. And all the angels rejoicing constantly around Him. You are celebrating your rebirth in Glory.. We miss you beyond words. And Love you beyond measure.Hallelujah to our King of Kings and Lord of Lords...Amen

Sister Mary and Niece Michele Dec 25 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roselyn Ventrella

Sister Mary and Michele Dec 25 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roselyn Ventrella

Daughter Annette Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM

Auntie, the family picnic was hard without you there. But, we all felt your presence love,and spirit with us. Your love is so strong with your wonderful children,and I thank God for that. Sister Mary misses you dearly as do I. But I know soon we will All be together in God's Glory. Love you very much ,Michele xoxo

Niece Michele Sep 11 2016 12:00 AM

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