Erica "Ricky" Lamparelli, 72, of New Milford, died May 16 at Danbury Hospital.

Ms. Lamparelli was born April 1, 1940, in New York, daughter of the late William and Hilda Hertle, and sister of Laura Saturno.

Mrs. Lamparelli was known to have a passion for life, friends, birds and animals. She adored her dogs, Nugget and Peggy.

She was a member of the National Wildlife Federation and the National Audubon Society.

Ms. Lamparelli is survived by two sons, Christopher Lamparelli, of Shelton, and Erik Lamparelli, of Douglas, Ga.; three grandchildren, Erik, Skylar and Liberty Lamparelli; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a service Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road, New Milford. Refreshments will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare Society Inc., 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776.