OBITUARY

Rita Cairo

July 5, 1934May 2, 2019

Rita 'Tita' (Colardo) Cairo, 84, of Johnston, passed away peacefully May 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Valentino Cairo. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Roberto and Antonietta (Gallo) Colardo.

Rita ran the family business, Rita’s Catering, for many years before retiring. She also volunteered her time at Roger Williams Hospital. She was an amazing and inspirational mother and phenomenal cook. She will be greatly missed.

She was the loving mother of Carmine Cairo and his wife Karen, John Cairo and his wife Lisa, Valentino Cairo and his wife Kelly, Valerie Tancredi and her husband John and the late Robert Cairo; mother-in-law of Donna Cairo; grandmother of Carmine, Jr., John, John, Jr., Amanda and Karissa and great grandmother of five. She was also the sister of the late Paul and Robert Colardo.

Her funeral and visitation will be held Tuesday at 8:30 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Memories

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DOMENIC COTOIA

May 3, 2019

SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF RITA. SHE WAS ALWAYS A WELCOMING PERSON WITH A SMILE, GOOD PERSONALITY & A LOVING PERSON. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO WILL BE SADLY MISSED! I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER AS I WORKED WITH HER DURING MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS AT HER JEWELRY SHOP, WORKED AS THEIR DISC JOCKEY AT THE ROSARIO HALL FOR NEARLY 25 YEARS FOR THE NEW YEARS PARTIES. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS HER & HER FAMILY & FRIENDS DURING THE VERY SAD TIME.

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Biography

Rita 'Tita' (Colardo) Cairo, 84, of Johnston, passed away peacefully May 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Valentino Cairo. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Roberto and Antonietta (Gallo) Colardo.

Rita ran the family business, Rita’s Catering, for many years before retiring. She also volunteered her time at Roger Williams Hospital. She was an amazing and inspirational mother and phenomenal cook. She will be greatly missed.

She was the loving mother of Carmine Cairo and his wife Karen, John Cairo and his wife Lisa, Valentino Cairo and his wife Kelly, Valerie Tancredi and her husband John and the late Robert Cairo; mother-in-law of Donna Cairo; grandmother of Carmine, Jr., John, John, Jr., Amanda and Karissa and great grandmother of five. She was also the sister of the late Paul and Robert Colardo.

Her funeral and visitation will be held Tuesday at 8:30 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. www.romanofuneralhome.com.