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Monday, April 30, 2012

Rose R. Gleason, 64

Rose Riccio Gleason of Trumbull, a former Westport hairdresser, died April 29 at her home. She was 64.

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Rose Gleason: Westport hairdresser. Contributed photo

Wife of Howard Gleason, she was born on April 8, 1948 in Castelfranco, Province of Miscano, Italy, a daughter of the late Matteo and Giovannina Riccio.

A graduate of the National Academy of Hair in Bridgeport, she was formerly employed by Act One of Westport, with 40 years of dedicated service. She truly enjoyed her trade and the many lasting friendships she gained through her work.

She was an avid gardener and traveler and thoroughly enjoyed her trips to the casino. Above all however, she was a devoted wife and loving mother who put the care and love of her family first.

In addition to her husband of 42 years, survivors include her daughter, Jennine Gleason of Trumbull, three brothers, Michael Riccio and his wife Antoinette, Joseph Riccio and his wife Kathy and Pasquale Riccio and his wife Louann, a sister, Lorie Buzzanca and her husband Joe, all of Trumbull, sister-in-law, Marcella Durden and her husband Andrew of Trumbull and brothers-in-law, Jack Gleason and his wife Tracy also of Trumbull and Charlie Gleason of Monroe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, May 2, at 9 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in the St. Monica Mausoleum of Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472.

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