Walter Cyrus Beecher Sr.
Sara C. O'Donnell
John W. Walls
Joanna Robinson
Walter Cyrus Beecher Jr.
Gladys E. Walls
Jean Louise Beecher


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1. Herman Nicholas Rizzo

Jean Louise Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 30 Jun 1930, Lewes, Sussex, DE 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Herman Nicholas Rizzo in Wilmington, New Castle, DE
  • Died: 6 Jun 2007, Wilmington, New Castle, DE at age 76 2 4
  • Buried: 12 Jun 2007, Wilmington, New Castle, DE 4

   FamilySearch ID: GXMM-HXT.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 1 The 1940 census recorded Walter C. Becher, 43, living with wife Lillian N., 25; daughter Jean F. Beecher, 9; and father Walter C. Beecher, widowed, 75.

2. Census in 1950 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 5 The 1950 census recorded in an apartment at 110 North Adams Street: Herman M. Rizzo, leather tanning at leather manufacturer, 24, living with wife Jean L., 19, and daughter Jean, 1. Everyone was born in Delaware.

3. Residence: 1955 Wilmington Directory: 105 N Adams St., Wilmington, DE in 1955 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 6 There are 2 listings at the same address with different wives:
Rizzo Herman N (Lily M) leather wkr AL Co r 105 N Adams
Rizzo Herman N (Jean L) leather wkr AL Co r 105 N Adams

4. Obituary: News-Journal: obituary of Jean L. Rizzo on 9 Jun 2007 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 4 Jean L. (Beecher) Rizzo Age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, surrounded by her family. Born in Lewes, DE, Mrs. Rizzo was the wife of the late Herman "Chap" Rizzo who predeceased her in 1996. She was a member of St. Paul's Church and BVM Sodality and a bingo volunteer. She will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Wayne Morris, of Lewes; her sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Beth, of Wilmington and Mark, of Glasgow; her grandchildren, Tara Troise and her husband, Jeremy, of Camden, and Lauren Rizzo, of Wilmington; and her faithful friend, Queenie. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 12. at 10:30 am, at St. Paul's Church, 1010 West 4th Street, Wilmington, where friends are invited to call after 9:30 am. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808.

Jean married Herman Nicholas Rizzo, son of Vincenzo James Rizzo and Lucy D. Colallilo, in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. (Herman Nicholas Rizzo was born on 24 Dec 1924 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE,7 8 died on 22 Apr 1996 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 3 4 7 and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 7.)


1 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: T627_549; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 4-11.

2 Find A Grave,

3 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 23 Apr 1996, page 14. Obituary of Herman N. Rizzo.

4 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 9 Jun 2007, page 15. Obituary of Jean L. Rizzo.

5 "1950 United States Census," Herman M. Rizzo Wilmington DE.

6, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1955 Wilmington DE Directory, printed page 641, online image 326.

7 Find A Grave,

8, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Herman Nicholas Rizzo b. 24 Dec 1924 Wilmington DE.

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