Obituary: Reletta Petretti Hellrigel, 90, writer, poet, executive secretary for Bridgeport Brass Company

Reletta Petretti Hellrigel, 90, writer, poet, executive secretary for Bridgeport Brass Company, died June 18. Her daughter, Donna Smith lives in Huntington.

Predeceased by husband, John Hellrigel, parents Pellegrino “Peter” and Josephine Gatto Petretti; two brothers and grandson-in-law.

Survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services: Wednesday, June 24, 9 a.m., Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, and 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Church, 424 Coram Ave, Shelton. Private burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Monroe. Visiting hours: Tuesday, June 23, 4-7 p.m., funeral home.

Memorial contributions: the Salvation Army, 26 Lester Street, Ansonia, CT 06401.

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