Joseph J. Ritzo

September 26, 1951 - January 28, 2019

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Joseph J. “Joe” Ritzo, 67, passed away on January 28, 2019. Born September 26, 1951, in Norwalk CT, he was the son of Joseph J. and Agnes (Magyar) Ritzo Sr. Joe graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1969 in Norwalk. He then went on to attend Villanova University in PA where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in History and Education. In 1975, he received his master’s in History from the University of Rhode Island. On August 18, 1974, he married Marie Altavilla in Bridgeport, CT. They then made their home in VT. Joe was a social studies teacher at Stowe High School for 39 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church. Joe enjoyed reading, baking, traveling, model trains, coin collecting, hiking and playing sudoku. He relished deep discussions but, most of all, loved being with his family, sharing laughter, and long stories. Survivors include his wife, Marie Ritzo, of Barre; his son, Charles Ritzo and wife Deanna; his daughter, Elizabeth Ritzo; his grandson-to-be, Samuel Joseph Ritzo; his sister, Agnes Peterson; and multiple nieces and nephews.

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