MERIDEN - Rose Naples Riccitelli, 86, a lifelong resident of Meriden, died early Tuesday morning, June l5, 2004, at the Westfield Care and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph Riccitelli. She was born in Meriden on June 11, 1918, daughter of the late Domenic and Theresa Naples. During World War II, Rose was employed by Insilco Corp., making munitions components for the army. Rose also served as the cooking instructor of the Meriden Girls Club for over tweny years. She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church (formerly the Italian Baptist Chuirch of Meriden) serving on many boards and committees that helped overseas missions and community welfare programs. Currently, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Southington. She and her husband were married for 51 years, and she was a devoted wife and mother, raising two sons. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Riccitelli of Hartford and Thomas Riccitelli and his wife Cindy of Cheshire; two grandchildren, Kristy Riccitelli and Mike Riccitelli, both of Cheshire; sisters, Marie Kosciuk and Jane Scarfo of Meriden, and Frances Gentile of Jupiter, Florida. She was predeceased by a sister, Fanny Hrybinyk of Seymour, and two brothers, Nicholas ''Nick'' Naples of Southington and Anthony ''Nate'' Naples of Meriden. Funeral service Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, with the Rev. David Strohsal officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Ricky and Tommy, Your mother was a wonderful person and neighbor. She was always there for my mother, helping her in the beauty parlor. She will always be remembered and loved. Linda and Ralph McKenna

  2. My name is Annette Pegues. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you. Often times, many wonder as to why death happens? They feel that in time God will provide the answer. Through his word the Bible He has given us the reason why. At Genesis 2:16,17 it states: And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: .From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. 17 But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.. Also at Romans 5:12 it states: That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned-. So here the above Bible texts helps us to understand that due to the disobedience of the first human couple, this is why we suffer the heartache of losing our loved ones to death. Even so, our Heavenly Father has promised that the day will come in which all those in the memorial tombs (graves) will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) He promised too, that He will swallow up death forever and wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:1-5) We can look forward to his words being fulfilled, because at Titus 1:2 it says of God that He cannot lie. It is a gurantee that all his promises will come true. May each of you continue to find comfort in Him during this difficult time With Sympathy, Annette

  3. Rose was a member of my maternal family\’s church, Grace Baptist, and a long-time and dear friend to my beloved grandmother, Anne Leffingwell, so I was moved to learn of her passing. I knew Rose when I was a child, 30-40 years ago, and I have fond (albeit faded) memories of her. I can only hope she is enjoying a reunion with my grandmother, after being separated by issues of age and my grandmother\’s death in 1988. Bless Rose for her life of grace and for being such a good friend to my grandmother.

  4. We are very sorry for the loss of such a nice lady. She will now rest in peace with Joe. God Bless and we will never forget the great moments we spent with them both. Love Marty and Lisa Rigoulot

  5. We are very sorry for the loss of such a nice lady. She will now rest in peace with Joe. God Bless and we will never forget the great moments we spent with them both. Love Marty and Lisa Rigoulot

  6. We spent many happy years with both Joe & Rose at Grace Baptist. Rose was a precious friend who always had a gentle nature. She was a kind & loving friend, who truly exemplified the Christian wife & mother. Our family will always remember her with love. We all thank God for her life & we will cherish our memories. We were blessed to have Rose in our lives. May God comfort & bless Tom,Cindy,Kris,Mike, Rick,Jane,Marie & Fran

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