Rita Angela (Gallotto) Serafini
LEOMINSTER -- Rita Angela (Gallotto) Serafini passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. She was the daughter of Angela (Tarrico) and Severino Gallotto, both migrated from small villages in Nothern Italy.
Rita was predeceased by a brother Albert and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bean. Rita leaves her husband Joseph after 57 years of marriage; a daughter Christine Bellefeuille, son-in-law Roger, and grandson Jeffrey; a son Joseph Jr., daughter-in-law Deborah Withington, and granddaugher Lindsey. Rita also leaves her best buddy Pookie; her Chihuahua lapdog.
Rita was also an animal lover, and for most of her life, had an animal as part of the family. Rita enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles and was an avid Red Sox fan. In baseball season, it was quite lively around the Serafini home, as her husband Joe was a long time Yankee fan.
As a senior in high school, Rita found a part time job as an understudy to a secretary. After several months with the bookkeeper going into retirement, Rita became the secretary and office manager for Castle Novelty Company. Her favorite subject in high school was accounting. She loved working with numbers and was very good at it. Had she the opportunity for college, there is no doubt she would have become a CPA. Rita retired to raise her two children, and while in retirement, the present office manager, due to illness had to leave her position. Since her husband Joe was part of the company her retirement was short lived. She was called back to, once again, to manage the office. When Rita and Joe retired from Castle Plastics, they were fortunate enough to be able to vacation in a lovely community in Florida called Rotonda West. For several years, they were able to escape the winters of the Northeast for warm sunshine. They were fortunate to do some traveling while in Florida and made many new friends all over the country.
SERAFINI -- Her funeral will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St., Leominster with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anna Church, Lancaster St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be Thursday July 24, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Anna Restoration Fund, 199 Lancaster St., Leominster, MA 01453 or to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com.
Wright-Roy Funeral Home Inc
109 West St
Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from July 22 to July 23, 2014