Irene Rizzio, a kind and spirited woman, passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2023, in Marietta, OH. Born on June 17, 1951, in Chicago, IL, Irene was the daughter of Lucille Zaleski Rizzio and the late Donald Rizzio.
A proud graduate of a high school in Chicago, Irene was a lifelong learner. Her inquisitive mind and sharp wit were evident in her love for crossword puzzles, which she solved with great skill. Irene's creative spirit shone through in her passion for drawing. She enjoyed spending her time watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football and filling her mother in on the games when they would talk on the phone.
Irene was a kind-hearted person who touched the lives of many with her warm spirit. In her later years, Irene moved to Marietta, OH, where she continued to share her love of cats, crossword puzzles, and the Pittsburgh Steelers with her new community. Irene's memory will live on through the countless lives she touched and the many happy moments she shared with her loved ones. Irene's zest for life and her kind-hearted nature will be remembered by all who knew her
Irene was preceded in death by her father, Donald Rizzio, and her uncle, Jim Zaleski.
She is survived by her loving mother, Lucille Zaleski Rizzio, her uncle Ray Zaleski, and numerous cousins who will miss her dearly.
Irene’s family is comforted in knowing that her kind and spirited nature will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew her. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate the life of a remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many with her warmth, kindness, and unwavering spirit.
Cremation will be observed, with no additional services held at this time. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family.
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