Obituary: Margaret (Riccitelli) Genova

Margaret (Riccitelli) Genova

PROSPECT — Margaret “Peggy” (Riccitelli) Genova, 91, of Prospect, passed away peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side on Oct. 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Peter J. Genova Sr. for over 57 years.

She was born in Hamden on Sept. 21, 1928, daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Petrazzulo) Riccitelli. Peggy enjoyed working in her garden and keeping her yard immaculate, especially free of leaves each fall. She also enjoyed arranging her home and keeping everything in order. However, her greatest enjoyment was the time spent with her family and most importantly putting them first. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Margaret is survived by her devoted son, Peter J. Genova, Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Prospect, and her daughter, Deborah Gugliotti of Bristol; a grandson Peter J. Genova III of Southington; granddaughters, Marla Genova and husband, Kurt Juszczykizs, and Michelle Gugliotti, all of Bristol. She also leaves a brother, Pasquale Riccitelli of Wallingford, and three sisters, Ann Marie Russo of Branford, Judy and Barbara Riccitelli, both of Madison, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Angelo Riccitelli.

The funeral was held Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery.

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