MEDICI, Rita G. (Pettinicchio), 90, of Fornelli Street, West Warwick, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Friday afternoon, November 19, 2021 at home.
Born in West Warwick, a daughter of the late Gabriele C. and Antonia M. (Masco) Pettinicchio.
Rita was the proprietor of Rita’s Beauty Shop for many years. She also worked at Charlotte's Beauty Salon in West Warwick for many years and later on in life she worked in the jewelry industry before her retirement. She loved being around people and was loved by so many and was always ready for a good laugh. Some of her favorite things to do were playing 500 Rummy by her own rules, watching The Golden Girls, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her family would also like to thank the VNA and Hope Health for their excellent care and compassion.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Brenda Medici-Pinga of Warwick and Valerie J. Ruggieri and her husband Luigi of West Warwick; grandchildren, Melissa Pinga-Gilman and her husband Joshua, Joseph P. Pinga, Jr. and his wife Miho, Vanessa J. Ruggieri and Vincenzo Ruggieri; great grandchildren, Anna Gilman and Gianna Pinga and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Vanessa J. Medici and sister of the late Filomena Pacheco, John, Edward, Egidio, Alfred, Armand, Gabriele and Maria Pettinicchio.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by a funeral home service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions to VNA Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 or HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 in her memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit: www.PrataGallogly.com