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Roswitha "Vita" Cunningham

1928 - 2012 HINSDALE Roswitha "Vita" L. Cunningham, 84, of 10 County Rd in Hinsdale died Saturday Aug. 4, 2012, at Mass. General Hospital after a sudden illness.

Vita was born in Stuttgart, Germany May 11, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Franz and Katherine Rathgeb. She attended schools in Germany. She was a seamstress for many many years, retiring 10 years ago. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was married to the late Robert E. Cunningham on Aug, 8, 1948; he died Jan. 16, 1994.

She leaves three children, daughter, Sharon Coughlin of Pittsfield, and two sons, Douglas Cunningham and his wife Maria of Sharon, S.C. and Donald Cunningham of California. She also leaves three grandchildren, Dion Coughlin and his girlfriend, Kirsten, Alicia Robert and her husband, Ray, and Jon-Paul Cunningham, and four great-grandchildren, Natalie Robert, Breanna Robert, Ethan Coughlin and Jaxton Coughlin.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Roswitha "Vita" Cunningham, who died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, will be held at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton, MA on Tuesday evening with calling hours from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home, 890 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 5, 2012
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