November 4th, 1936 – November 12th, 2014
It is with deep sorrow and profound love that we say goodbye to our precious mother, nonna, sister, aunt and friend, Rita Casella. She peacefully took her last breath with her family by her side on November 12th, 2014 at the age of 78. Predeceased by her husband Gaetano Casella in 2004. Rita had never-ending love for family and community. Her house was always open to everyone. Her joyous spirit, love of music and exceptional cooking skills left a legacy of goodness and kindness for all of us who knew her and had the fortune of spending time with her. In her retirement she dedicated her time to the church choir and charity work. She will be dearly missed by her 3 children; Teresa (Bjorn), Carlo and Rose (Floris), her grandchildren Alvero, Ila, Zoi and Mundo, her sisters Chiara (Pino), Silvana (Santo) and Anna (Chris), her brothers Vittorio (Rita), Frank (Antonia) and Aldo (Jane) as well as extended family and many friends.
Services will be held at Santa Maria Goretti Parish: Prayers on Wednesday, November 19th at 8:00 pm and Funeral Mass on Thursday, November 20th at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rita’s chosen Orphanage – Sons of the Immaculate Conception. (For more info contact Santa Maria Goretti Parish)