Rita M. Paciotti

  • Born: August 17, 1935
  • Died: October 24, 2020
  • Location: Essington, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rita M. (Gilberti) Paciotti, age 85 of Essington, PA passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on Saturday October 24, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, PA she resided in Essington PA for over 50 years. She attended West Catholic High School.

Rita worked for Estee Lauder and Strawbridges for over 25 year and won many awards. Because of this, she was known for having the smoothest skin on the east coast. She later dedicated herself to helping her son John grow his restaurant, the Coffee Station. She was a regular and beloved fixture there.

In addition to her parents Rose and Louis Gilberti, Rita is preceded in death by her husband John Paciotti, 2 brothers Joseph and Philip Gilberti, and her great grandson Gabriel McCracken.

She is survived by her three children Annette (John) Franco, Christine (Michael) Culin, John (Barbara) Paciotti, brother Louis (Kitty) Gilberti, 8 grandchildren and 7.5 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday after 9am in the Church of St. Gabriel, Mohawk Ave. Norwood, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30am. Interment at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Rita's passing. We worked together at Strawbridges for 10 years and she and her husband John introduced me to my husband. My heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Deborah Williams - WATERFORD, VT - Friend   December 02, 2020

So sorry to hear about Rita. May her soul rest in eternity until you are all reunited again

Posted by Lorraine Gearhart - Folsom, PA - Acquaintance   October 29, 2020

On behalf of the Popp family our deepest condolences. We loved her!! We are so sorry we can't pay our respects. Our beloved aunt's funeral is the same day. We will be there in spirit and always carry her in our heart !!!

Posted by Melissa Popp - Wallingford, PA - Friend   October 28, 2020

We only met her a couple of times, but she obviously was the central part of her family. We know how much she will be missed by her son, John, and his family. Hopefully, peace will soon fill your hearts knowing she is in a better place. Love to all!

Posted by Joe & Judi Jadlocki - Chadds Ford, PA - Neighbor   October 28, 2020

John & Barb I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing . I remember her from painting at the restaurant. Our deepest condolences

Posted by Lorraine Marshall Clark - Kutztown, PA - Friend   October 27, 2020

RIP Rita. I'll never forget you. Love you bunches.

Posted by Denise Shanahan - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 26, 2020

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