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“There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someones beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences to David and Kelli. Rita always saw the bright side of things, the humor in things, and knew how to enjoy life. I can’t help but...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Amy Taylor Fuschich - CO

“David & Kelli ~ We're so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. My husband, Gusty said she was the best at being kind, funny, compassionate, caring...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita was my next door neighbor growing up and a life-long friend. She was a generous, compasionate, intelligent, wise, adventurous person and a...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Marilyn Taylor McCollum - MD

“I will miss you always! You were a dear friend and a dear person. So much fun! and such a sweet heart. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Bower - Westbrook, CT

“Rita, We didn't see one another for decades, then a bunch of times at PASTA NOSTRA and again at the 50th reunion. Having both dealt with some tough...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: David Earle - Rowayton, CT

“Dave and Kelli, Frank and I are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. We are not in CT right now so we can't attend her service. Please know...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Carlucci - Stamford, CT

“Remembering Rita all the way back to elementary school and at DHS. A denizen of Darien, happily, one of people that make a town great. I am sorry ...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Binky O'Neill Pickard - CA

“My friend Rita ...18 years since we met. She was a pistol . I loved her dearly and am so sad to learn that she is gone. She was one of a kind and I...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Mern - Darien - friend

“Rita forever in our hearts may you fly high in peace. God bless you and your family love to you all. Nancy, Jon, and Family ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: nancy ritch - Cos Cob, CT

“Condolences to the family. Heaven has welcomed a beautiful Angel. RIP sweet Rita ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Leslie Baltz Duenas - Newark, CA

“Rest in peace sweet lady.God has admitted another angel into his kingdom.Always smiling and had witty saying for all,I smile when I think of you ...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Ritch Fortunato - CT

“Rita - your bright spirit and genuine kindness brought us all together! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Bruce Hall - Branford, CT

“My deepest sympathy to Rita's family. She will be missed. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Frate - Darien, CT

“ti voglio bene dear Rita ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Wasilewski - Key West, FL

“Rita , may you fly with the angels and to we meet again - your smile and laughter will forever be in our hearts ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: RONA - New Haven - friend

“My deepest condolences to Ritas family. We are left behind with so many wonderful memories to cherish. Your effervescent smile , sarcastic witty...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Rona - New Haven - friend

“Very sorry to of heard of her passing ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Clem Bellairs - Stamford

“My condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Ritch. May the God of all comfort give you comfort during this difficult time. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Theola Gray


Rita L. Viteretto Ritch, a lifelong Darien, CT resident, passed away on March 25 at the Stamford Hospital at the age of 70. Rita Ritch was born on June 11, 1946 in Greenwich, CT. She is the daughter of the late James "Bull" Viteretto and Rose Marie DePiro. Rita worked as a hairdresser for CCB Haircutters. She is survived by her son David Ritch and daughter Kelli Ritch. With her King Charles Cavalier side kick "Winston" at her side she offered many words of wisdom including "you must learn how to float!". A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Friday March 31 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to P.A.W.S., 504 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.