MONTE, RITA R., 80, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Oakland Grove Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Francis J. and Monica A. (McCabe) O’Neill.
Before her retirement, Rita spent her career at Rhode Island Hospital as a Lab Technician. She had a passion for her work and loved caring for her patients. In her spare time, Rita enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. Above all, time spent with her daughter, or grandchildren, was truly cherished.
Rita was the loving mother of Susan White and the late Steven Monte. Grandmother of Kimberly, Daniel, and Scott White. She was the sister of Jeanne Chappell, and the late Francis J. “Mike” O’Neill. Rita was predeceased by her longtime companion, Richard Houle and son in law, Robert J. White.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, with a Funeral Service to begin at 10:15 AM, in the Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (RTE 117), Coventry, RI, 02816. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Warwick.
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