Rita  Muse

Rita B. Muse (DeFlorio)

Monday, November 30th, 1931 - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
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Rita B. (DeFlorio) Muse, 88 years of age, of Atkinson NH, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche DeFlorio. Loving mother of Denise Federico, Marie Panzetti and her husband Ronald, Philip J. Muse and his wife Teresa and Kevin Muse. Caring sister of Emily Cerulli, Gaetano DeFlorio, Janice DeFlorio and the late Phyllis Sennawald. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic all services are private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the PAN Foundation by visiting Please direct your donations to hyperkalemia.
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Pat Raia

Posted at 09:30pm
To all my cousins, I'm so sorry of the passing of your Mom. I will always remember the times we had on the holidays at my Mom's house. in Revere, as well as up her house in East Boston. Auntie Rita was a fabulous cook and I will especially be thinking of her this Thanksgiving with her famous Tortellini Turkey Soup that she would make and her Bread Stuffing that she taught me how to make many years ago. She was so sweet and kind to anyone who had met her. She would always go the extra mile for anyone. I remember Enzo helping her take down a ceiling fixture before she moved out of East Boston and she couldn't thank Enzo enough and had him sit down to a meal she had made. So many memories... so many good times. I hope you rest in peace and your memories ease the pain of so many who loved you. Your niece & God child Pattie

Maria Mercogliano

Posted at 11:25am
Maria Mercogliano & Family

Sorry for the loss of your mother.

Linda Baldini and Jack Copekand

Posted at 08:51am
I know your Mon is looking down on you from heaven, and saying thank you Phil and Teresa for loving me and taking such good care of me.

Kevin Muse

Posted at 01:18am
Dear Mom, You were the best. Always loving your Children and your extended family including all our friends as well. Great memories of Holidays and large family gatherings at Auntie Em’s. The food, and there was a lot that was shared by all with leftovers to go for everyone. My mother was so accepting of me especially when I came out to her at age 13. She accepted everyone of my friends and relationships like they were her own. She loved my husband Dean without ever meeting him. Always thinking of him on his Birthday, Christmas and our Wedding Day. We are thinking of you in heaven Mom. Love your Son Kevin and husband Dean of San Francisco.

Karen Struthers

Posted at 09:59pm
Auntie Rita was a kind, loving caring woman who put family above everything. I have very fond memories especially one time when my parents and I and my son Michael who was a toddler visited her. Dad brought a dozen donuts and Michael was taking a bite out of every donut. Auntie says Eddie what are you crazy? We laughed! Lots of good times, especially holidays. Rest In Peace Auntie in heaven until I see you again. Love, Karen

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