Rose “Carol” Spezzano of Riverside passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 10. Born Sept. 23, 1923, Carol was 92 years old.
Carol was born in Hartford Connecticut to her parents Marciana Zabloekas and Alexander Kazlauskas, both from Lithuania. Her father, Alexander, was the owner of Alex’s Barber Shop in Port Chester for many years. Carol was married to Rudolph (Rudy) for 61 years. She worked side-by-side with Rudy while Rudy’s Limousine Service was established back in 1956.
Carol and Rudy had four children, Rudy, Roy (Sheila), Linda and Gary (Jane). Carol had so many joyous memories with her nine grandchildren. Debra (Rick) & Rudy Bruce (Barbara), Dona (Brian) & Dany, Aaron (Christine) & Justin (Nikki), Holly, Brittany (Mike) & Sean. She was so proud of her eleven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kayla & Connor, Robbie, Alyssa, Dominique, Kyle & Brendan, Cooper & Taylor and Alexis. Carol loved to decorate her homes, so much so, she moved 32 times so that she could show her fantastic ability to be an interior decorator. She loved to travel and bring home mementos from all over the world. Carol and Rudy loved going to New York City every weekend just to try a new restaurant with family and friends. She loved living in Florida (Deerfield Beach, Delray and Boca Raton), spending time with friends, shopping, dancing and occasionally enjoyed sipping a “fuzzy navel.”
Carol and Rudy were former members of Burning Tree Country Club of Greenwich and Boca Del Mar Country Club of Boca Raton, Florida where she was actively involved in playing cards and weekly golf with her ladies group (she was a hell of a putter).
The family of Carol would like to thank the staff at Brighton Gardens of Stamford and Constellation Health Services for their loving support. In lieu of flowers donations to the Greenwich Senior Center would be most appreciated.
To honor Carol’s life, family and friends will gather at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich on Monday Dec. 14, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 11:00am, with entombment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.