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Christine Mary Aluzzo Ritz

December 7, 2023

Christine Aluzzo Ritz Obituary

Christine Mary Aluzzo Ritz
December 7, 2023
Christine Mary Aluzzo Ritz, 99, of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2023 surrounded by her family. A loving wife and mother, she treasured her family and delighted in spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family will cherish her memory forever, and she will be greatly missed.
She was born in Fulton, NY, on March 24, 1924 and baptized Christina Mary Agliuzzi. Her parents, the late Dominico and Angelina (Cuzzolini) Agliuzzi (later Aluzzo), immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s.
After graduation from Fulton high school in 1942, she worked as a legal secretary. She met and later married her beloved husband, George R. Ritz, in 1954. They settled in Baldwinsville where they made their lives and raised their family.
Christine was a strong advocate for the hearing impaired. In the 1960s she began lobbying for the first legislation to protect and guarantee equitable access to education for the disabled. The work of Christine and her peers eventually helped in the establishment of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.
Christine's passions, besides her family, were cooking, sewing, gardening, and reading. She was a wonderful home cook and loved baking for family and friends. She was famous for her pies, rolls, and Sunday 'macaroni and meatballs' with her family. She volunteered for the Female Charitable Society, Friends of the Library, and was a member of the Women's Garden Club of Baldwinsville for many years.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and siblings Donna, Samuel, Antoinette, Lindy, and Anna.
Christine is survived by her children Eric (Brian), Lisa (Ken), Brian (Janet), Maria (Ellen), Monica (John), José (Phyllis), and Benito (Martha); grandchildren Joseph, Riki-Lee, Sara, Nicole, and Marc; siblings John, Mary, Billy, Yvonne, and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 18 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Female Charitable Society of Baldwinsville or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Services

Funeral Mass
Monday
December 18, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (Baldwinsville)

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