Theodore Ribortella, Sr.

  • Born: September 29, 1932
  • Died: May 4, 2015
  • Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Theodore Ribortella, Sr., 82, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL.

Theodore was born to James and Letizia Ribortella on September 29, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Punta Gorda 4 years ago from Tucson, Arizona. Theodore was a world class chef for many years before retiring to Florida. He enjoyed life to the fullest and spending time with family and friends. He will forever be remembered by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Rose; his children, Theodore Ribortella, Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ, Ken Bellois of Port Charlotte, FL, Kevin Bellois of Port Jefferson, NY, Keith Bellois of Centereach, NY, Rose Bellois-Fox of North Port, FL, Kirk Bellois of Lindenhurst, NY, Debbie Boudreaux of Englewood, FL, Cindy Bellois and Kimberly Gehrke both of Punta Gorda; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences. Private arrangements are held by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Its been a year. How quickly time passes. I hope you are in peace and know that you are missed.

Connie Cullison

Posted by Connie Cullison - North Port, FL - Family   May 03, 2016


May you rest in peace Ted.

Posted by Connie Cullison - North Port - Family friend   May 15, 2015

I miss you already. I know you are watching over us.

Posted by cindy - punta gorda, FL - daughter   May 13, 2015

I miss you already.

Posted by cindy Bellois - punta gorda, FL - daughter   May 13, 2015

My dear Rose, Cindy and Family,

I was so very sorry to hear about the death of Ted. George loved him as a brother and I, too, thought the world of him. Rose, we women can certainly take a lesson from you on how to love our man. I never saw a more devoted, loving and caring wife than you were to your beloved "Teddy!"

My prayers are with you and your family. In the meantime, should you need anything, please do not hesitate to call me. My heart goes out to you in more ways then you could every know.

May the Lord bless you and care for you during this trying time. I love you,

Posted by Carole Wood - Punta Gorda, FL - Friend   May 09, 2015

RIP Grandpa Teddy...Sending our love to Grandma Rose...xoxo

Posted by Valerie, Michael, Jacob and Joseph - Coram, NY - Grandchildren/GreatGrandchildren   May 08, 2015

Dearest Rose and Cindy,
My heart goes out to both of you in your loss of my friend Ted. I will sadly miss him. He was a great friend and I loved talking to him about gambling and casinos and hearing his great adventures in the casinos in Arizona. My love and prayers go out to all of you and may he rest in Peace with God.
Love Sally

Posted by sally murphy - Punta Gorda, FL - friend   May 07, 2015

First and foremost my hart goes out to Rose and the family. But I want to remember his voice, that New York act-sent,and he did make me laugh. Oh yes his sausage and peppers, they were the best ever. And if you had the honer to be invited to his family pic-necks boy what a feast and fun time you would have , bingo wont be the same no more four corners Teddy. You well be missed bye my self and Harley. I am sending that big hug that I didn't give to you, love and I
well miss you. IGGY .

Posted by Susan Ignatowicz - Punta Gorda, FL - Friend   May 07, 2015