June 11, 1918 ~ June 15, 2004
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.