Rita M. Gozzi, 90, a lifetime resident of Danbury, died recently at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Dominick E. Gozzi.

Mrs. Gozzi was born May 31, 1922, in Danbury, to the late Frank and Anne Hossan. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1940.

Mrs. Gozzi was a member of St. Peter's Church and the St Peter's Ladies Guild. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and mostly spending time with family.

She was known to be kind and caring.

Mrs. Gozzi is survived by a son, Francis P. Gozzi; a daughter; Donna M. Barchi, and her husband, David; a sister, Anne Dachenhausen; three grandchildren, Dara (Barchi) Fernandez, and her husband, Donald; Justin Gozzi, and his wife, Tory; and Dale Barchi; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Dezelene Fernandez; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters.

Interment was at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangementes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, Alzheimer's Memory Walk, 30 Park Lane East, New Milford CT 06776.