Rita L. Davis

July 4, 1930February 26, 2013

Rita Tino Davis of Binghamton Rita Tino Davis, 82, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph A. and Rose Versace Tino; grandparents, Patsy and Maria Versace; aunts, Josephine Spencer and Sally Cuzzacre; cousin, Marie Tino Shuba. Rita is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence (Larry) Davis; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lawrence Davis, Jr., Arlington, VA; Jeffrey L. and Loriane Davis, Binghamton; Dr. Thomas H. and Kathleen Davis, Binghamton; brothers, Joseph and Dey Tino and son, Joe, Chester, NJ; Marcello and Lorraine Tino and son, Julian, Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law, Miriam Payes, Binghamton; grandchildren, Thomas H. Davis II, Binghamton; Lawrence J. Davis III (Tre’), Pensacola, FL; Jacob M. Davis, Pace, Fl; step grandchildren, Christopher Chatt and Jeremy Chatt, Binghamton; great grandchildren, Gannon Davis, Pensacola, Fl; Madison Davis and Evan M. Davis, Pace, Fl; nephews, Dr. William Payes, Binghamton; Mitchell Payes, Memphis, Tenn; Richard Payes, Rockville, MD; many nieces and nephews; cousins, Patrick Tino, Marlene Tino and Bennie Tino, Binghamton. Rita was a student and teacher of ballet and tap dancing. She attended Columbus School and graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1948. She was employed and retired from General Electric Corp, Johnson City, NY. Rita loved cooking her marvelous Italian food for family and friends. Her home was a place that everyone migrated to and always felt loved and welcomed. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and she lovingly shared it with her family. Rita was also a true Yankees, Notre Dame,and Syracuse fan. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. The family would like to thank Patty Tabeek at Nouveau Hair Salon and Rita’s friends for their love and support. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. John DiMenna and Debbie Hoy for their most wonderful care and efforts, the Ambulatory Infusion Center at Lourdes Hospital, Mona and Lisa in the Wound Care Center and all the sisters, nurses and aides in Seton 1, PVC and 1- West Hospice. Thank you for all your help and spiritual assistance. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:45 AM at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson and continue at 9:30 AM in St. Mary of the Assumption Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 4 – 7 PM. Memorial donations in Rita’s memory may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Danielle House or Lourdes Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2013

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George Geder

May 11, 2013

Dear Rita has held a special place in my heart since 1956 when we lived next door to the Davis's. She was a mother figure to me along with my own. Larry Jr. and I are 'blood brothers' and Rita's passing is deeply felt. May she rest in peace as she joins the Ancestors.

March 3, 2013

Dear Larry and Family,
Sorry to have missed services fo Rita. I was down wth the flu. She was a great person and was very astute and helpful with reunions and parties. We'll miss her.
Don Gioia & Family

John Kabanek

March 1, 2013

Larry - We were very sorry to hear about the death of your wife. We hope the memories of your loving marriage and many adventures together will help you through this most difficult time. God Bless - John & Cathy

Phyllis and Dave Stearns

February 28, 2013

Rita was a warm, caring and beautiful human being. Our condolences to Larry and the family.

Rudy Sadry

February 28, 2013

Larry Sr., Larry Jr., Jeff and Tom

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

My thoughts are with you and your family,

Lynn Hathaway

February 28, 2013

Dear Davis Family,
I am saddened by the news of Rita's passisng but know that she is in the hands of the angels where she will have no more pain.
The memories I have for Rita will always hold a very special place in my heart. I am blessed to have known such a remarkably loving & caring human being. My love to each of you.

February 28, 2013

Our hearts are heavy in hearing of Rita's passing. All of you have been our dear friends for so many years -- like 60 --. Until we meet again, dear Rita. Our love & prayers for you, Larry, Sr., and all of your family. Mary Jo & Bob Hathaway

Brett & Barbara Hathaway

February 28, 2013

So sorry the hear of Rita's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Rita was a special part of my youth, as were all of you.

February 28, 2013

Its was always great to see Rita and Larry as they are some of our favorite customers. Our condolences go to her family and she will be missed. George,Dino and all her friends at South Side Yanni's.

Kathy Brace

February 28, 2013

So very sorry for your loss Tino ,Lori and family. You are in our thoughts, and prayers. She is a beautiful lady.