Rafaela “Lita” DiPietro, 87, of Marietta, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Lita, as she was affectionately known, was born to the late Rafael and Delores Rios of Mexico, on December 25, 1926 in San Antonio, TX. She was active with the Cobb County Democratic Women’s Organization and League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb for many years and employed by JC Penney and Rich’s for 19 years, later offering home care services for elderly clients and children, especially loved by her young wards. Lita was a beloved and devout, nearly 50 year active church and choir member at St. Joseph’s Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Damon (Janice) DiPietro of Marietta, Michael DiPietro of Marietta, Philip DiPietro of New York City, and Robert (Jada) DiPietro of Marietta; daughters, Carmen DiPietro of Palo Alto, CA, Lavonne DiPietro of Marietta, and Alexi DiPietro of Sausalito, CA; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; her sisters Mary Rios of Las Vegas, Gloria Vidaurri and Virginia Rodriguez, both of San Antonio, TX - and 58 nieces & nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4-8pm at Medford-Peden Funeral Home, 1408 Canton Hwy., Marietta, GA. Her Memorial Mass will be held 10 am, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 87 Lacy St, Marietta, GA. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA.
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