Florence Bellagamba, 92, Ridgefielder since 1938

Florence Viola Bellagamba, 92, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Deno Bellagamba, died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Bellagamba was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 2, 1919, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Bartimole. She attended Bridgeport schools and graduated from Bridgeport Central High School.

She was the last of four siblings.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1938 coming from Bridgeport, she was a member of the Italian Ladies Mutual Aid Society and St. Mary Parish.

Mrs. Bellagamba is survived by her son, Ridgefield Police Dept. Major (Ret.) Richard Bellagamba and his wife, Marilyn; four grandchildren, Suzanne Brennan, Stephanie Marra, Michelle Luis and Michael Bellagamba; ten great grandchildren, Holly, Matthew and Hannah Brenna, Olivia and Grace Marra, Andrew and Ryan Luis and Jason and Jameson Bellagamba, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield with the Rev. Peter A. Smolik, Parochial Vicar officiating.

Interment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Bellagamba's memory and honor may be made to the Ridgefield Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 6 Catoonah St., Ridgefield 06877.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.