Lincoln – Rita M. (Gear) Conti, 90, formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Giantano Conti.
Born in Warwick, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Gear, she had lived in Pawtucket and Lincoln, before moving to Woonsocket.
Mrs. Conti was a homemaker, who enjoyed looking after her family. She was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. She was a communicant of Saint Jude Church, Lincoln.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie Mayer of Lincoln, and Patricia Conti of Cumberland; one son, Joseph Conti of Lincoln; one stepson, Bobby Conti of Assonet, Mass.; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Steven Cottell and Judith Peterson, and the sister of the late Clara Dubuc and Mary Baton.
Her funeral, with burial in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, will be private. Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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