Angelina Casavecchi, 93

Angelina Casavecchi 93, mother of Joan Schmitt formerly of Wilton, died peacefully at Palm Gardens Nursing home in Largo, Fla., on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.

“Lena” and her sisters Rose, Connie and Antoinetta were affectionately known as the “Ritzo Girls” on Godfrey Street, an Italian neighborhood in Norwalk during The Depression.

Mrs. Casavecchi volunteered as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader meeting at Christ Church in East Norwalk. Years later she worked at Joseph Meckel Flowers and Bruce’s Flowers in Norwalk specializing in corsages.

Predeceased by husband Frank, Mrs. Casavecchi lived at the Greens of Cannondale Assisted Living in Wilton before moving to Florida to be near her daughter Barbara Swenson, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her sister Rose.

Friends may call Wednesday June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave. Norwalk. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday June 12, at St. Thomas Church, East Ave., Norwalk. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave. Norwalk.

Because of the compassionate care, advice and support by these dedicated teams, the family is suggesting donations to:

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, PO Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897, Attn: C. Pfeffer or Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater FL  33760.