Rita Marchegiani

BENNINGTON- Rita Helen (Bolognani) Marchegiani, 95, died on Tuesday, January 4, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Readsboro on August 18, 1926, a daughter of Gerardo Bolognani and Teresa (Maroni) Bolognani.  She attended schools in Readsboro and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1945.  Rita completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Vermont in 1949.
Rita first taught elementary school in Bennington and Monroe Bridge and then was a substitute teacher for several years.  She worked at the former England Brothers Department Store and was last employed by Quadlands Flowers in North Adams.
She was a communicant of St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro.  Rita enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was the widow of Joseph Antonio Marchegiani, who died on September 5, 1999.  They were married on August 6, 1951.  Survivors include her son- Eric A. (Mary Fain) Marchegiani, of Tennessee; her two grandchildren, Rachel (Suny) Campbell and Renee Marchegiani (Christopher Majchrowicz); five great grandchildren, Weston Campbell, Shania Campbell, Savannah Campbell, Joseph Marchegiani, and Jacob Marchegiani; and her son- Denis J. (Diane) Marchegiani, of Readsboro. She also leaves her brother, Ernest (Gundi) Bolognani, of Readsboro, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, Mary Cropley, Clarinda Howard, and James Bolognani.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 8, at 11:30 am at St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joachim’s Parish or the Readsboro Volunteer Fire Dept. in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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