Rita (Rovella) Felice of Viera, FL, formerly of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Health First Cape Canaveral Hospice, FL after a short illness. Rita was born in Amantea, Italy on April 8, 1935, wed in 1951, and immigrated to the United States in 1953. Rita lived in West Hartford, CT for 35 years and moved to Palm Bay, FL with her husband Anthony in 1989 and then to Viera, FL in 2005.
Rita is survived by her children, Helen M. (Felice) and Keith Richardson, Vincent A. Felice and his fiancé Kim Flossie, Anthony R. Felice and her five grandchildren William J. Stocker II, Anthony F. Felice, Amanda J. Felice, Katherine E. (Richardson) & Anthony Faustini and Matthew S. Richardson. She also had a special place in her heart for Anna L. Wadlington. Rita was predeceased by her husband Anthony Felice and her daughter Roseann (Felice) Stocker.
Calling hours will be held at the Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home at 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford on Sunday, March 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Saint Brigid Church, 1088 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT. Burial immediately following at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org). Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com