company as Josephine cooked family meals in the kitchen. A fiercely independent woman, and a smart businesswoman, Josephine would test the products, and work with Julian to perfect them. She also ran the house, gracefully juggling both full-time jobs. In Italy or in Brooklyn, the Rizzutos always found time to have fun. When there was water nearby and they could break from work, they would head for a beach with toddlers and babies in tow. It was fun being part of a family whose patriarch was an inventor with a sense of humor and who, along with his wife, loved all sorts of animals. Lee’s
Lee and Luigi
children remember, and retell, the stories. There was always a dog or two at the house in Italy and at home in Brooklyn. This avid love of animals, like the curious mind, the vision, the drive and the self-confidence, rubbed off on their son. If one were to run into Lee Rizzuto today, just about any place other than his office, his dogs would likely be by his side.