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Rita (Sawyer) Cincotta

Rita (Sawyer) Cincotta
  • September 12, 1918 - August 9, 2019
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Way
    Memphis, TN 38105

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1 of 11 | Posted by: Lora ONeill - San Diego, CA

“Unfortunately I found out that Rita had died when I called her home and heard the number was no longer available. After searching the internet I...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Fran McGrath - Camarillo, CA

“Judy and family, although we're not there with you today we're thinking of you and the loss of your lovely mother. She was a special lady. You were...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Maryanne & Bill Bratchell - FL

“Sue, Judy and all of the family, Lorraine & I are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a real lady !Paul & Lorraine BradyNew Bern, NC ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Rick and Jack,I am very sorry for your loss. George Leite ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Gorge Leite - LEOMINSTER, MA

“Rick and Jack. I am very sorry for your loss. George Leite ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sympathies to the Cincotta family on the loss of Rita Cincotta she was an extremely amazing lady She was a good example of a life well lived. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul and kay Libby - Monroe, ME

“John, Fran, Beth & Matt and Logan So sorry to hear this sad news about you mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Our deepest sympathy goes out to...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Metivier - Worcester, MA

“Rita always made you feel very welcome. She hade a beautiful smile and she was truly interested in how you were doing. I loved chatting with her and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Ellingwood - Shrewsbury, MA

“My heart goes out to the Cincotta, D'Angelo & Foti families as well as all extended family members. Mrs. Cincotta always treated me like one of her...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dianne Sharon-Marcotte - MA

“Mrs. Cincotta was a delightful lady to know. She greeted you with a smile and was wonderful to have conversations with. I am so sorry for your loss....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC


Rita (Sawyer) Cincotta, 100, died peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 with her children by her side. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Laura (Madden) Sawyer and the wife of the late John V. Cincotta, Sr.
Rita, would have celebrated her 101st birthday on September 12.
She had been employed at the former Allen's Department Store in Marlborough prior to becoming a receptionist at the Raytheon Company, from which she retired in 1983.
She loved playing cards with her friends, was a member of the Ace of Cubs, the Immaculate Conception Parish, the Holy Rosary Sodality and a true sports fan with Ted Williams and Tom Brady as her favorites. For many years she volunteered at Marlborough Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, John V. Cincotta, Jr, and his wife Frances of Hudson, and Richard Cincotta and his wife Linda of Marlborough, her daughters, Suzanne Foti and her husband Lawrence of Hudson and Judith D'Angelo and her husband George of Hudson, and was lovingly known as "Gram" to her 10 grandchildren; John and Shannon Cincotta, Kevin and Jamie Cincotta, Beth and Matt Mercer, Debbie and David DeCenzo, Amy and Jim DelConte, Jackie and Fred Malloy, Laurie Baj, Richard, Jr. and Julie Cincotta and Michael Cincotta, and "Nana" to her 18 great- grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late George "Chip" D'Angelo, Jr. and the sister of the late Francis Sawyer, Arthur "Bud" Sawyer and Eleanor Sawyer.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 16 at 10:00 am at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough.
Donation may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105