Struthers – A prayer service will be held at Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers at 9:30 am on Friday, December 20, followed by a Mass of Christian at 10:00 am at Christ Our Savior / St. Nicholas Church in Struthers for Rita A. Galletta, 91, of Struthers who died Saturday, December 14, at Altercare of Alliance.
Rita was born March 5, 1928 in Youngstown a daughter of Emidio and Alice Sebastian Cerimele. Rita worked for the Struthers City Schools and prior to that worked at People’s Bank. She was a member of Christ Our Savior / St. Nicholas Church of Struthers, the Youngstown Opera Guild, the Ohio Culture Alliance, the Red Hat Society and the Struthers Historical Society.
Rita married Frank A. Galletta on September 2, 1950, at the Immaculate Conception Church and Frank passed away on April 4, 2007. Rita leaves three sons Mark (Lindy) Galletta of Indio, California, Gary (fiancée Deborah Jenkins) Galletta of West Chester, Ohio, and Frank L. (Dr. Stacey Hollaway) Galletta of Louisville, one daughter-in-law Jennifer Galletta of Parma, two brothers Emil Cerimele of Youngstown and Larry Cerimele of Pheonix, AZ, one sister Anna Marie Vujcec of Austintown and nine grandchildren Liane Robertson, Erin Harper, Thomas, Kenneth, Jenna Marie, Abby, Nicholas, Dana Grace and Tessa Odell Galletta, and two great grandchildren Dexter and Calvin Robertson.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons Lawrence and John Paul Galletta, a brother Eugene Cerimele and a sister Ersilia Conte.
The Galletta family wishes to thank Alter Care of Alliance and Crossroads Hospice for their compassionate care of Rita.
Friends may call on Thursday evening, December 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and on Friday morning, December 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
Rita requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. at www.aamds.org or at 4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, in Bethesda, MD, 20814.
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Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, Bethesda MD 20814