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 Ursula Rita Ward “Rita” <I>Dwyer</I> Scotti

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Ursula Rita Ward “Rita” Dwyer Scotti

  • Birth 24 Nov 1914 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 16 Aug 2007 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 90890585



SCOTTI (DWYER) [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 19 August 2007] Scotti, Rita W. (Dwyer), wife of the late Dr. Ciro O. Scotti and a daughter of the late Matthew S. and Alice Barry Dwyer, died on Thursday evening. She was a niece of the late David J. Barry and sister of the late Mary Matt, Alice B., and David J.B. Dwyer. A lifelong resident of Providence, she was a graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Elmhurst, and attended Manhattanville College in New York City. For 26 years, she owned and ran an exclusive childrens shop, Les Enfants, on the East Side of Providence. In October, 1965, Pope Paul VI awarded Rita Scotti the honor of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in recognition of her devotion to the Church. She was also the recipient of the Cor Unum award, the highest honor given by the Associated Alumnae of Sacred Heart, for her extraordinary charitable work. She was a member of the Elmhurst Alumnae Association, the Children of Mary Sodality, the Catholic Women's Club, the Womens Auxiliary of the International College of Surgeons, St. Josephs Hospital Women's League, and Our Lady of Fatima Guild. She was also a volunteer at the St. Francis Bookstore and a member of St. Joseph's Parish. Rita Scotti is survived by five sons: N. David Scotti of Providence; Ciro Scotti, III of New York City; Francesco M. Scotti of Jamestown; Peter M. Scotti of Cranston; and Joseph M. Scotti of Jamestown. She is survived by six daughters: Maria C. Chapin of New York City and Hopkinton; Rita A. Scotti of New York City; Paula M. Shevlin of Darien, Conn., and Jamestown; Elena M. Scotti of New York City and Southwest Harbor, Me.; Barbara M. Riehle of Washington, D.C.; and Alicia M. Mandel of Riverdale, N.Y. In addition, she had 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A private requiem mass will be offered in the family chapel on Monday, Aug. 20, to be followed by burial in Swan Point Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to call at Mrs. Scottis residence, 179 Hope St., Providence, after 2:30 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Wolf School, 215 Ferris Ave., East Providence, R.I., 02916 would be appreciated.


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  • Created by: FrancisMattesonLine
  • Added: 28 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90890585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ursula Rita Ward “Rita” Dwyer Scotti (24 Nov 1914–16 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90890585, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by FrancisMattesonLine (contributor 47326405) .