Adam Rittlinger

Adam Joseph "Joe" Rittlinger

Monday, July 6th, 1931 - Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Adam Joseph “Joe” Rittlinger, 88, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Sylvia (Cyr) Rittlinger, entered into eternal peace on October 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Joseph and Filomena (Celantano) Rittlinger, he was born in Manhattan, NY on July 6, 1931. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Joe was a long time resident of Windsor Locks and enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Accountant for Kaman Corporation for 35 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially cherished time spent with his grandson Mike. Joe was also a dedicated New York Yankees fan who never missed an opportunity to watch his favorite team play and win. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Francis Hospital for their compassionate care of Joe in his final days.
In addition to his wife Sylvia, Joe is survived by his children, Susan Kondzior and her husband James of Windsor, and Joey Rittlinger and his caretaker Andy Dauphin of Claremont, NH; his grandson, Michael Kondzior; his brother, Ronald Rittlinger and his wife Gail of St. Augustine, FL; his brother-in-law, Robert Milesi, his very special cousin Noreen Morgan and her husband Charles, his nieces and nephews, and his special friends Bob Shannon and Tony Ganinni. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Milesi.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations honoring Joe’s life may be made for his son Joey's care at Bear Den Project, 37 Arch Rd., Claremont, NH 03743. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Windor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096-
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 10:30am
    Windor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096-
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 |
    Friday, November 1st, 2019
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Joel & Paula

Posted at 02:20pm
Sue & family, we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Just know you all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Sara cook Posted at 09:06pm

I’m so sorry for your loss! Joe will be missed! ❤️Sara (his barber)

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Posted at 06:47am
With love and hugs, Craig, Jean and Kent
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Joel McCann

Posted at 11:00am
Dear Mrs Rittlinger, Susan and the entire family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Mr Rittlinger, he sure sounds like a great guy to have known. May he rest in peace in everlasting life. Thank you for your service Mr Rittlinger. Joel and Kathy McCann

Kathy Gragnolati

Posted at 06:22pm
Dear Sylvia, Susan, Joey, Jimmy and Mike,
We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful, dedicated man and will be missed by many. I will always remember him as having such a friendly and fun-loving nature. I have so many cherished memories of times spent in your basement with Susan and our friends listening to Joe's jukebox, dancing, and always having such fun times. Joe had such great taste in music! He was the most devoted Yankee fan I have ever known and passed down his love of the team to his family. I remember when Mike was born, I gave him a tiny Red Sox jersey, and Susan said, "Oh no, Mikey can never wear this!" It made me laugh.

May you find comfort in family and friends and in all of the wonderful memories you share together. We love you.

With much love and sympathy,
Kathy, Dennis and Ian

Don and Sue McCann

Posted at 09:32am
Dear Susan, Mrs Rittlinger and family, sincere condolences on the passing of Mr Rittlinger. He sounds like such a wonderful man and lived a full life with a beloved family. May you continue to feel his love from Heaven. Don and Sue McCann

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