North Hampton, NH — Rita M. (Guerrera) Musumeci, 83, of North Hampton, N.H., passed away in Portsmouth, N.H., after a short illness. Born February 18, 1930, in Lawrence, Mass., Rita was the daughter of Santo and Mary (Sgarlata) Guerrera. She attended schools in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell, Mass. Rita worked as a nurse at the Walter Reed Veteran’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Samuel Musumeci, in 2011, and also by her brother, Joseph, and her sisters, Angelina Ardito and Josephine Nicolo. Rita is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Marston, with whom she lived, and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 26, at St. Theresa's Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach, N.H. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rita’s name may be made to Corpus Christi Parish in Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01840. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA. For directions or online condolences, please visit www.cataudella.com.