D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Rita Ann Sulick

June 15, 1937September 13, 2020

Rita Ann (Yaconiello) Sulick, 83, of Newington, formerly of Wethersfield, beloved wife of the late Robert Sulick, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2020. Rita was born in Hartford on June 15, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Joseph John and Rosemary (Repoli) Yaconiello. Rita graduated with a B.A. degree from the New Britain State Teachers College (CCSU). She began her teaching career in Wethersfield, initially at Chester School, then began teaching Nursery School at the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, which lead her to starting her own nursery school program. Rita was a long time communicant of The Church of the Incarnation in Wethersfield where she and her husband were very involved in the church community. Rita served as a Past President of the Incarnation Women’s Club, always remaining active on the Board, she was on the Flower Committee as well as a Minister of Holy Communion. Rita also owned and operated the Perfect Trip Travel Agency which allowed her and her husband Bob to travel extensively, both in the U.S. and internationally. She also had a passion for organizing group trips within the United States, especially New York City as well as trips abroad. She enjoyed the beach life at Point of Woods, not only as a resident but devoting her time to actively serving the beach community. Most of all, Rita was an especially devoted wife and mother, she cherished time spent with her family, it always meant the most to her. A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Rita will be dearly missed by her daughter, Anndra Brown and her grandchildren Ryan Brown and Kyle Brown along with her sister Grace A. Jacobs as well as cherished nieces and nephews, Clay Bakker, Elizabeth Jacobs, Bill, Greg and Rob Lanesey, Nancy Moynihan and Jim, Bob, John, Peter, Tom and Jane Sulick. In addition to her husband and parents, Rita was predeceased by her son Christopher Sulick. Graveside services will be private. A memorial celebration of Rita’s life will be held at a later date. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel of Wethersfield has been entrusted by the family with the arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


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Veda Oliva

September 18, 2020

The news of the passing of Rita has brought sadness and shock. I regret that our paths did not cross at Point O Woods this summer but I shall hold dear the warm memories of our 40-year relationship beginning with my daughter, Sarah, attending Rita’s three-year old playgroup. She was a lovely person who cherished Bob, Andra, Ryan and Kyle. So sorry for your loss.

Joan Cornelio

September 18, 2020

Dear Anndra:
I am very sorry to read of your dear Mom’s passing. She will be missed by many. She was an amazing woman. I enjoyed her friendship for the many years we were neighbors in Wethersfield.
Joan Cornelio

Ross and Pat Baiera

September 17, 2020

For thirty-five plus years Rita and Bob Sulick have been our close friends. Although they are no longer with us, they have left us with a host of joyous memories. There were the countless breakfast meals out in the Hartford area, along the CT coastline and in sunny Naples, FL. There were also numerous dinners out, especially at Tony D’s in New London. There were the elegant dinners in our homes at Newington, Wethersfield, and POW. We attended the weddings of our respective children. We gathered to celebrate our special anniversaries. We traveled together and made numerous bus trips to NYC where we saw Broadway shows. We shared our ups and downs. We supported one another through painful periods. We celebrated lots of good times and favorable news.
Rita and Bob will be missed. Our prayers are with them and their families.

Connie Hutter

September 17, 2020

Rita was a person with a deliberate look on life. She lived to share her love and compassion to everyone she met. Rita set the example of love of her God with the hope that others will follow.
May Rita's family share the love for one another in her name and may the cherished memories you created help you through your sadness.
The Hutters
(Civitan Club)

Beth Haddad

September 16, 2020

Dear Anndra,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember both your parents so well from the many times playing at their house as a child. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you during these difficult times.
Best, Beth

George Neary

September 16, 2020

We were very saddened to learn of the passing of our cousin Rita. My sister, Frances and I had been in touch with her and visited with her in Florida.
Growing up, she was wonderful to us and we enjoyed knowing her.
She always had a positive attitude and also had a distinctive laugh which I can still hear when ever I think of her.
We will miss her! She was a wonderful , fun cousin!
George Neary


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