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Leone, Rita Lois (nee Baccari) Of Newton, passed away peacefully at home on Tues, Feb 25, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Daughter of the late Giovanni and Donata (Cedrone) Baccari she was one of 11 sisters and brothers. She was a graduate of the Our Lady's High School class of 1947 where she was class secretary. She went on to work for the Cambridge Court System, became a homemaker and raised 6 children and was secretary to the president of Adamation, Co. of Newton. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Paul, her children June and her husband Luis Tamayo, Paul and his wife Julie, Gail and her husband Patrick Vardaro, Donald and his partner Ivonne Reveron, Thomas and Lawrence, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, her sister Carol Gaudet and her husband George, brother-in-law Lawrence Leone and his wife Jean, sister-in-law Helen Leone (nee Guzzi) and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at Andrew J. Magni & Son FH, 365 Watertown St., Rt. 16, NEWTON on Friday, Feb. 28 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. Bernard's Church, 1529 Washington St., West Newton at 12 noon on Saturday, March 1st. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Rita's memory to: the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) at APDA Inc 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10305 or online at Andrew J. Magni & Son F.H., Newton
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 27, 2014
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