Christina M. Rizzo

PORTLAND – Christina M. (Schrader) Rizzo, age 84, of Portland, NY, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Absolut Care of Westfield, NY. Christina was born on

April 22, 1928 in Lamberton, NY, the daughter of the late Elmer and Myrtle (Woodcock) Schrader. Mrs. Rizzo was a member of the former St. Patrick’s

Roman Catholic Church of Brocton (St. Dominic Parish). A Chautauqua County resident all her life, Christina had been a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed

raising her family and helping her late husband Frank, on the family grape farm in Portland. She loved flowers, horticulture in general and bird watching.

She was an avid crocheter and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed her “one armed bandits” as well. She is survived by her daughter: Judith M. Helman

of Westfield, NY and her two sons: Frank T. Rizzo, III of Alachua, FL, and Michael L. Rizzo of Portland, NY; she was the proud grandmother of six

grandchildren who include Andrew Rizzo of Gainesville, FL; Lindsay Rizzo, of Alachua, FL; Michael L. Rizzo, Jr., and Erica Rizzo both of Portland, NY;

James Helman of Tonawanda, NY; and RaeKel Helman of Westfield, NY, as well as her great grandson, Aric Jett Rizzo of Gainesville, FL. Christina is further survived by her sister, Doris Ferry of Fredonia, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Rizzo, Jr., whom she married on Nov. 13,

1948 and who died on January 31, 2012, her brothers, Howard and Harold Schrader and by her three sisters, Geraldine Frommer, Gertrude

Tenamore and Irene Jones. Friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. until the

time of services there at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Lilley officiating. Burial will be in Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Family suggests memorials be made to Portland Vol. Fire Dept., Portland, NY 14769. Log on to to send the Rizzo family a message of condolence.