Albany ‑ Rita P. Lo Giudice, 80, suddenly passed away to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Rita was born in Antillo, Sicily and immigrated to Albany as a child. Rita was the daughter of the late Antonio and Domenica (Bongiorno) Ritmo. She was the beloved wife of 46 years to Dominic Lo Giudice who predeceased her in 2005. She worked at the phone company setting aside her career to raise her family. After raising her children, she worked at Albany Medical Center’s mail room and later at Albany Public School #26 as a teacher’s aide. For many years Rita also taught teens the Bible for 2 weeks each summer at Vacation Bible School, while attending Christian Assembly Church in Albany.
She was a member of Life for the Nations Assemblies of God Church. Her passions in life were her family and her church.
She was the devoted mother of Diane (Tom) Ryan, Joseph (Lisa) Lo Giudice, David (Julie) Lo Giudice of Colonie, and Mark (Christie Anne) Lo Giudice of Florida. She was the cherished Nana of Stephanie, Michael, Nicole, Matthew, Mark, Dominic, Gianna, Briella, and Jessa.
Rita is also survived by her cherished sister Valentina Di Blasi (late Dominick) her brother Joseph (Linda) Ritmo and is the sister of the late Italia (late Sebastiano) Fido. Rita is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Rita’s family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the 6th floor staff at the Teresian House for the care that they gave to her.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave, Colonie. A funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10:00am at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Assembly of God Church, 148 Dove Street, Albany, NY 12202 or Life for the Nations Church Food Pantry, 477 Krumkill Rd , Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit www.CannonFuneral.com