Rita Mauro

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MAURO:   Rita Paulina

Peacefully at Grace Villa in Hamilton on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in her 85th year.  Daughter of the late Constantino & Maria (Meneguzzi)  Mauro.  Sister and sister-in-law of Helen and Bob Robinson, Hamilton. Beloved aunt of Jennifer Paradis (Neil), Sarah Giudice (Dino), Bob Robinson Jr. (Natalie), Tim Robinson (Yen), and Connie Spuria (David), and great aunt to four nieces and five nephews.  Rita was a dedicated teacher, vice-principal and principal for 35 years with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.  Rita was very active in the Retired Teacher’s Organization where she maintained many long-time friendships.  She has been a life-long member of St. Mary’s Parish, Hagersville and member of the CWL for several years.  Rita loved travelling the world and spending time at her Lake Erie cottage.  She will be dearly missed by family and many friends.  The family will honour her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Prayers 6:30 pm Friday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 94 Main St. S., Hagersville on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 am.  Cremation to follow.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Hamilton Catholic Youth Organization or St. Mary’s Parish, Hagersville.  www.rhbanderson.com


Posted by Bob and Rita Bennett on
Our deepest sympathy to Rita's family. She has been a valued member of our parish community and her presence will be sadly missed. Sincerely, Bob and Rita
Posted by Dominic & Ruthanne Ross & family on
We offer our deepest condolences to the family & all who knew her. She was an outstanding example to everyone. She will be missed.
Posted by Terry Middlemiss on
Rita was my inspiration in teaching. She taught my wife at St Eugene's in Hamilton. She was the principal at St Anthony's when I joined the staff. She was a dedicated educator and mentor. Rita you will be missed by all those your life impacted over the years, Rest in peace my dear friend.
Posted by Patt Kwiatkowski on
Rita was a valued friend, colleague and travel companion. She was very supportive of me during my early years as a principal and I will be forever thankful for her guidance. Rita enjoyed life and filled her days with family, friends and fun. Her passing has left a void in so many lives. We will miss her.
Posted by Mary F Ross on
My deepest condolences to Rita's family. She was an inspiration to all of us in so many, many ways. Her years of service in education with the HWRCDSB as both teacher and administrator are well noted. Rita was a women of great and deep faith and served her parishes well. I remember this fondly while at St. Mary's in Hagersville. Her kindness to my own mother during her illness and final days will always be remembered by me. She had a wonderful sense of humour and there wasn't a thing that she wouldn't do for anyone. May God grant her eternal rest.
Posted by Brian Yff on
My thoughts are with the Family & Friends of Rita. As Property Manager of her condo high rise @ 180 Limeridge in Hamilton, I had the privilege of working with her for many years. Rita was the condo Board President from its inception through last year. She served her community well for 30+ yrs. I enjoyed her sense of humor & common-sense approach to the varied work involving the condo. As a Believer, I am confident that Heaven has gained with Rita entering there.
Posted by Sara O'Connor on
I am so sorry for your great loss. I knew Miss Mauro when she was our Principal at St Bernadette. We all loved her and especially loved her sense of style. I can remember being 8 or 9 and visiting Miss Mauro at school on PA days. She would let me put on her very expensive high heeled boots and walk the halls. She was such a great lady.❤️
Posted by Susan Cross on
Rita was my mother’s cousin.
I’ve known Rita for about 62 years. What I remember is her great sense of humor and a zeal for life. She had a beautiful smile and she sure knew how to laugh and get us all laughing. When I was young, I used to tell all my friends about Rita, and about her being a teacher and then a principal; I was so proud of her and always will be. I remember her orange Volvo. I really liked that car.
I always looked forward to spending time with Rita. I will miss Rita dearly, as will many.
RIP Rita; you will always have a special place in my heart ♥️
Posted by Cathy (Towner) Freebairn on
What can I say that my sister, Susan Cross, has not already said? Except for the orange Volvo, it's exactly how I will remember Rita as well. I also saw her as a take charge person, not pushy in any way at all, but there to fill in the gaps when needed. And sensitive to the needs of others. I always felt at home with Rita, even though it would be years or even decades between visits. I'm sorry you had to leave us so soon Rita. You sure did not seem like 84 years old! Always so young at heart. You will be greatly missed by so many who have had the great pleasure to know you. You will always be in my heart and memories.
Posted by Rev.Paul Tennyson on
I first met Rita when I arrived at St. Mary's to do my diaconate year in 1997 in preparation for my ordination to the priesthood. Rita was a kind, funny and generous woman, outspoken but very passionate about her Christian faith. We remained friends right up until the end, enjoying many early morning breakfasts over the years with Mary and Dave and my brother Gary. I will be forever grateful that Gary and I got to say goodbye just days before she died. My condolences to Helen and Rita's extended family. She will be missed by all who knew her. We now have one more voice in heaven praying for us. Rest in peace dear friend, until we meet again.
Posted by Marie Graham on
My sincere sympathy to Rita's family. She was a very special person and will be greatly missed all who knew her. She touched so many in her lifetime.
Posted by Roger and Donna Mauro on
Our deepest sympathy to Helen,Bob and family of the passing of Rita it was always a pleasure to be in Ritas company
she was such a fun loving person
Sorry we can not attend the funeral
Our thoughts are with you
Love Roger and Donna
Posted by Lisa Vaudry on
Rita, you were my favourite principal from elementary school. You touched so many lives and you were a wonderful person.
You I’ll be missed very deeply.
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