Rita Mooney Sarro, 85, of Wallingford formerly of Durham passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Skyview Center, Wallingford with her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife of the late Mark C. Sarro.  Rita was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 27, 1931; daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Doris Mooney; had worked for Stop & Shop for many years retiring as a Deli-Manager; enjoyed her flower gardens, photography, cooking, baking, was a member of the Agape House of Norwalk and a parishioner of Notre Dame Church, Durham.  Mother of Anne (Joseph) Sasso, Mark Sarro, Loretta (Donald) Sevas, Rita (John Esposito) Sarro and Wendy (Jack) Hendley.  Sister of Mary (Robert) Reynolds and the late Margaret Saravo, Theresa Cagno, Frank, Sam, Charlie, Dottie and Joseph Mooney.  Also survived by 13 loving grandchildren, 9 loving great-grandchildren, many greatly loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to all the nurses and CNA’s at the Skyview Center for the extraordinary care and comfort they provided to their mother espcecially her personal attendants Margarita and Elizabeth.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Monday morning at 10:30. Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 10:30 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00.  Should friend’s desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929 or Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437.