Rita Segal

Rita Segal

Wednesday, July 5th, 1933 - Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Waterbury – Rita Ann Fitzpatrick Segal, age 85 of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly at Danbury Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019, after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of Robert Segal.

Rita was born July 5, 1933 in Pittston, PA, the daughter of the late James & Alice (Knecht) Norton. She moved to the Waterbury at age 12 and was educated in local schools. Rita spent 23 years working as a Unit Clerk at Saint Marys’ Hospital, Emergency Room before retiring in 1994. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, knitting, reading and also taking trips to the casino with her sister, Mary. What brought the greatest joy to Rita was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Rita will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Besides her husband, Robert of 41 years, Rita is survived by her children, Linda Zanavich and her husband Joseph of Lisbon,CT, Thomas Fitzpatrick and his wife, Janet of Nashville, TN, Sandra Fitzpatrick and her husband Richard Ellefsen, of Plymouth, CT, Steven Fitzpatrick of San Francisco, CA, and Christopher Fitzpatrick and his wife, Sharon of West Richard, WA. She also leaves her three step children David Segal and his wife, Barbara, Cheryl Segal and Marlene Schaffner all of Waterbury. In addition to her children and step children, she leaves her siblings, Joseph Norton and his wife, Nancy of Naugatuck, Edward Norton of Farmington, Mary Napolitano of Waterbury and Eileen Colicchio and her husband, Richard of Waterbury as well as her 14 adoring grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Segal will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at 10:30 a.m. from Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St. @Southmayd Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 to Blessed Sacrament Church, 182 Robbins St, Waterbury, CT 06708 where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Rita’s family on Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until leaving for church at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at:
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Blessed Sacrament
    182 Robbins St
    Waterbury, CT 06708
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    Rev. Ralph Colicchio
  • Interment

    New Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Dick White

Posted at 04:59pm
I am so sorry for your loss of Rita. I am unable to attend the services, but I am thinking of you.
Dick White

T.O.M. and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Posted at 01:07am
In remembrance of my loving and caring Grandmother Rita. May your smile forever shine upon us and guide us.
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Posted at 07:39pm
Bob. So sorry to read about Rita. You and your family are in our prayers. Anita Visconti Bronsdon


Posted at 07:45am
I am sorry for your loss. Continue to reflect on your cherished memories of Rita. May God’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29.

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