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Vincenza Rozwadowski 1928-2021

Vincenza “Enza” Zolati Rozwadowski, of Moodus, passed over life’s horizon entering eternal peace on October 24, 2021.


Born in Naples, Italy on July 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Carlo Zolati and Guilia Mazzocca Zolati. Her beloved husband Frank predeceased her June 30, 2004. They married in Naples Italy on July 5, 1950.

She is survived by, Mary Rozwadowski, daughter, Moodus, CT and Joseph Rozwadowski, son, New London, CT.

Enza was born and raised in the city of Naples and lived a life that a novel could be written about. Her invincible spirit and resiliency helped her through difficult times such as the Nazi occupation of Naples during WW2 and the challenges associated with being a military spouse, US Navy, i.e. raising two children alone and being uprooted and relocated to different places in the world every two years, to name a few. Her interests were wide and varied, cooking, decorating, fashions, gardening, classic movies, and children charities such as Operation Smiles and Mercy Ships.

Enza was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, giving her family all she had never asking for anything in return. She was a life partner, a role model, a teacher, an advisor, a confidant, and a constant source of reassuring confidence and support. Her daughter said to her once, “Thank you for all your sacrifices for us.” She replied, “Where there is love, there are no sacrifices.” She laughed often and loved much and gained the respect of intelligent people and the love of little children and animals. She was kind and caring to all. To know her was to love her. Her soft large brown eyes, dimples, quick smile would captivate the young and the old. She left the world better than she found it. She never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it. She always looked for the best in others and gave them her best. Enza’s life was an inspiration; she lived well. Enza was deeply loved, admired and will be greatly missed. We will always carry her memory in our hearts until we are reunited with her on the other side of life’s horizon.

There will be no visiting hours. A private family service will be held later.



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