Woodbury - Rita Bambino, 61, went to heaven Oct. 3, 2013. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York.
Rita graduated from St. Helena Business School and went on to work at the American Stock Exchange. After marrying and moving to CT she became a full time Mother of four who went on to practice real estate for many years. She was a member of the National Charity League and a volunteer at her children's schools for the span of 20-plus years they attended.
Rita loved to walk, read, cook, travel, swim, gamble, dance, smile and laugh. She was at her best when spending time with her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for her incredible strength, determination, selflessness and love. Her sense of humor and positive attitude toward life accompanied her till the very end.
Rita is survived by her husband Phil, four children and their spouses, four grandsons, a nephew, brother and many friends. She is predeceased by her parents, sister Rose and brother Tommy.
Wake will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. downstairs of St. Theresa of Avila in Woodbury, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. upstairs on Friday, Oct. 11. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to
in her honor.