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Theodore Ribortella, Sr.

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“Its been a year. How quickly time passes. I hope you are in peace and know that you are missed.Connie Cullison ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Connie Cullison - North Port, FL

“May you rest in peace Ted. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Connie Cullison - North Port

“I miss you already. I know you are watching over us. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: cindy - punta gorda, FL

“I miss you already. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: cindy Bellois - punta gorda, FL

“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...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Carole Wood - Punta Gorda, FL

“RIP Grandpa Teddy...Sending our love to Grandma Rose...xoxo ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Valerie, Michael, Jacob and Joseph - NY

“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...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: sally murphy - Punta Gorda, FL

“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...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Ignatowicz - Punta Gorda, FL

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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.