Rita A. Martino
May 22, 1933 – December 12, 2019
Highland Falls, NY
Rita A. Martino passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Valley View Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Goshen, NY. She was 86 years old. Daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Papa Pesce, she was born in Bronx, NY on May 22, 1933.
Rita was a talented crafter of floral arrangements and crocheted baby blankets that the family treasures.
Survivors include her children, daughter Ann Marie Zzie and her husband Alan of Highland Falls, NY, and her son Christopher Martino of Warren, NJ; her brothers, Pasquale Pesce and his wife Jenny of California, and Thomas Pesce and his wife Carolyn of Garden Grove, CA; and her sister Lucia Bova and her husband Mike of Winchester, CA. Rita is also survived by her four grandchildren, Angela and her husband Chris, Allison, Alex, and Nicholas; two great-grandchildren, Stella Rose, and Clara Isabelle, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Martino, and daughter-in-law Helen.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main St., Highland Falls, NY, 10928
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601