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Rita P. (DeCristoforo) Paul

Rita Paul
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Of Revere.  Passed away peacefully at her home on March 17, at age 93. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Colella) DeCristoforo and the loving wife of the late George R. “Pat” Paul with whom she shared nearly 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1992. Rita was the sister of Cynthia Simpson and her late husband, Malcolm (Mike) Simpson and their late brother, Dominic DeCristoforo, who is survived by his wife, Lorraine DeCristoforo.
Rita was also the cherished mother to her daughters, Donna Burridge and Kathryn Corley, as well as her son-in-law, George Corley. She is survived by her granddaughters: Andrea Solemina and her husband, Michael of Peabody, MA; Amanda DeLorenzo and her husband, Andrew of Salem, MA; and Melissa Copeland and her husband, Clark, of Canaan, NH.
A 1947 graduate of Revere High School, Rita went on to Burdett College in Boston where she worked for an engineering firm. In her later years, Rita was an Assistant Librarian at the Revere Public Library before retiring at age 87.
Rita enjoyed reading and watching many works of non-fiction such as biographies and true crime, and loved sewing, knitting, and traveling with friends, even going on cruises with her family well into her 80s. Her true joy in life, however, came from the love of her 4 great-grandchildren: Alessia, Isabella, Dino, and Amelia.
Family and friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, March 23rd in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Rita to the Massachusetts General Hospital, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

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