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Rita Ann Diette
  • April 26, 1940
  • -
  • August 06, 2022

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Rita Ann Diette, 82, passed away on August 6 in The Villages, FL of esophageal cancer. She was born in Boston, MA and lived in The Villages for the past 25 years. She is survived by her husband Bob Diette, daughter Dinneen Diette, son W. Michael Diette, and sister Mary Corcoran (Rahilly). She was preceded in death by her son Paul Diette, her sister C. Patricia Corcoran (McHugh), and her parents Michael Corcoran and Catherine O’Sullivan.

In The Villages, Rita was involved in many organizations including as a past President of the Legion of Mary, a member of the Irish-American Club just to name a few.  Rita was a vibrant woman often spending time with friends and family, laughing, singing, and telling stories.

Rita graduated from The Cathedral of the Holy Cross Catholic High School in Boston and then worked at the John Hancock Insurance Company until her marriage in 1962. She later retired from  the Town of Needham in Massachusetts.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be found at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Patrizia piccini says:
    02 Sep 2022
    CONDOGLIANZE PER LA PERDITA DELLA MAMMA , RITA UNA PERSONA BELLA COME IL SOGNIFICATO DEL SUO NOME.UN ABBRACCIO A TUTTA LA FAMIGLIA.UN SALUTO PARTICOLARE A MIKE!!!

  2. Karen Fellabaum says:
    20 Aug 2022
    "And if my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joy."
    - from an Irish funeral poem

  3. Vivian Grecco says:
    20 Aug 2022
    My sincere condolences to Bob and all of Rita's family. She will be missed by so many.

  4. Charlese Paul Gilson lit a candle:
    20 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 20, 2022 at 8:11:56 PM

  5. Marilyn & Tom Pellicone says:
    19 Aug 2022
    Rita was a wonderful
    Person with a caring heart
    A beautiful smile and I was
    Blessed to have her for a friend I will never forget all
    Her wonderful stories our
    Laughs and cries I know she is up there with all the
    Puppies babies and Paul and all her angles
    Like she always said she would be Rest In Peace my friend always in my heart
    Can never forget you AR

  6. Marilyn & Tom Pellicone lit a candle:
    19 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 19, 2022 at 8:07:51 PM

  7. Marilyn & Tom Pellicone says:
    19 Aug 2022
    Our condolences to the
    Diette family
    Rita was a lovely vibrate
    Person and a wonderful caring friend which I was
    Blessed to have will miss
    Her beautiful smile her
    Wonderful stories and her
    Caring heart but I know your up there with all your
    Angles and like you said with all the puppies and babies our Lord and Paul
    May you Rest In Peace AR
    Always in my heart

  8. Jim Keenan says:
    18 Aug 2022
    Peace and eternal rest to you Rita.


    Jim Keenan
    Cathedral high School

  9. Chiara posted an image:
    18 Aug 2022
    Rita January 22
    Rita January 22

  10. Morag Weir says:
    14 Aug 2022
    Rita will be sadly missed - she was a dear friend - and many memorable visits we had together will be remembered fondly. Rita and I had a connection the first time we met, both born the same year three weeks apart and I come from Scotland and Rita born in Boston of Irish/English heritage had lots to talk about and many good laughs and smiles.
    Rita you are now with your dear Angel friends looking down upon us.
    It was a privilege having you as a dear friend - ❤️Morag and GeorgeWeir, and Joyce visiting from Scotland

  11. Carolyn Reinikka says:
    14 Aug 2022
    Rita was a wonderful, holy person. She will be missed very much. I know she is with her Angels.

  12. John and Diane Reilly says:
    11 Aug 2022
    Our heartfelt condolences. Rita was such a bright light and kind soul. So full of love and faith. We will long remember her twinkling blue eyes, and contagious laugh. She will be greatly missed!

    "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"

    John and Diane Reilly
    West Roxbury, Ma.

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