Lawrence, MA — Rosaria Sarah ‘Sally’ (Gioseffi) Rizza, 87 of Lawrence, MA died Wednesday, December 26, 2012.
Sally was born in Lawrence, MA and the daughter of Antonio and Rosalia Gioseffi. Sally married the love of her life, Luigi A. Rizza, who predeceased her in 1992. Sally enjoyed spending time with her family, activities with her church and a music inspiration as a child that continued with voice and choir all her life.
Sally is survived by her children, Dr. John Rizza and his wife Mickey of Amesbury, MA and James Rizza and his wife Jane of Derry, NH; her grandchildren, Jonathan Rizza and his wife Jennifer, Jordan Rizza and his wife Lindsay, Jason Rizza, Chris Rizza and Sarah Rizza; great-grandchild Charles Jordan Rizza; and many nephews and great nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 30th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Charles Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Chapel, 128 Ames St., Lawrence, MA. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneral. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or at www.americanheart.org.