Rita Pecoraio (Micucci

She was the matriarch of her family especially when Rita gathered them around her kitchen table.  But not just family: she was welcoming to everyone and was known as Mom-Mom to all.  And, of course, she never missed a dance recital or sporting event.  She taught all the grandkids to drive and parallel park.  One can never be too safe: she drove with Rosary Beads on her lap.  And if there was a special need she’d pray a novena.  When she left the house, you knew she’d be dressed to the nines: nails and hair just right.  A master behind the stove: she enjoyed making pasta and sauce, chocolate cake for every birthday and everyone wanted her secret cheesecake recipe.  She did a little travelling: Disney, Italy, Vegas and many day trips to the casinos (Atlantic City and Parx.) But she found her calling as a babysitter: she spent the last few years spending her days palling around with Aubree.

The stunning Rita would meet a handsome guy named George out dancing.  They’d share 18 years of marriage.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Micucci. She is survived by her children, Buddy (Kelly) and Ritamarie Micucci; her best friend and sister, Rose Mufalli and her best friend and uncle, Dom Reale; grandchildren, Danielle (Eric) Huetger, Marissa (Roger) DiMiero, Victor Micucci, Lauren Wenner and Lyndsay Micucci; and great-grandchildren Aubree and Autumn Huetger. She will be sadly missed by so many loving and caring family  and friends.

Come celebrate 76 great years Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Peter’s Church.  Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery Riverside.