Dorothy Margaret Rizzi

September 29th, 1926April 15th, 2019

Dorothy M. Rizzi of Louisville, died peacefully at Gardens on Quail on Monday, April 15, 2019. Dorothy was born to Elizabeth and Joseph Beranek on September 29, 1926 in Lafayette, Colorado. She was number 16 of the Beranek clan of 17 children. She was the last of them to die. Dorothy attended Lafayette schools and graduated from Lafayette High School in 1946.

Dorothy met Thomas M. Rizzi at the Twin Light in Louisville. They began their lifelong partnership in Louisville when they married on May 1, 1949. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Thomas of 63 years, her parents Elizabeth and Joseph Beranek , and her 10 sisters and 6 brothers.

She is survived by her three children Thomas A. Rizzi (Nancy) of Frederick, CO, Cynthia K. Richey (Marty) of Thornton, CO and Daniel J. Rizzi of Louisville, CO. Also surviving are her 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-granddaughter.

Dorothy worked her whole life. After she retired, she unselfishly helped her children Tom, Cindy, and Dan at Papa Frank’s Restaurant in Broomfield, CO doing anything they needed done. She made the pies for the restaurant where she was known as “The Pie Lady” and grandma to many of their employees.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dorothy’s name to Seasons Hospice, or St. Louis Catholic Church.

Services

THERE WILL BE A VISITATION WITH THE FAMILY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23 STARTING AT 6:30 P.M. AT THE ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LOUISVILLE. A VIGIL AND ROSARY SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M.

A FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LOUISVILLE. ENTOMBMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE COAL CREEK CEMETERY'S MAUSOLEUM.

Cemetery

Coal Creek Cemetery, Louisville, CO | Map

Location

None

Church

Saint Louis Catholic Church