Rita, Michael

Michael Francis Rita, 81, of Unionville, beloved husband of Rachel Rita, passed away peacefully Friday (April 23, 2010). Born in Hartford, April 30th, 1928 son of the late Senator Michael and Kathleen (Mahoney) Rita. He was a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1952. Prior to retiring, Michael was an Engineer at Spalding and King Seeley Thermos. Michael was a decorated United States Army veteran stationed in occupied Japan during World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children and their families and his brother Richard P. Rita. He was predeceased by his sister Patti Ann Santulli. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

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