Marlborough – Rita (Sawyer) Cincotta, 100, died peacefully Aug. 9, 2019 with her children by her side.
Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Laura (Madden) Sawyer and the wife of the late John V. Cincotta Sr. Rita would have celebrated her 101st birthday on Sept. 12.
She had been employed at the former Allen’s Department Store in Marlborough prior to becoming a receptionist at the Raytheon Company, from which she retired in 1983.
She loved playing cards with her friends, was a member of the Ace of Cubs, the Immaculate Conception Parish, and the Holy Rosary Sodality, and was a true sports fan with Ted Williams and Tom Brady as her favorites. For many years she volunteered at Marlborough Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, John V. Cincotta Jr, and his wife Frances of Hudson and Richard Cincotta and his wife Linda of Marlborough; her daughters, Suzanne Foti and her husband Lawrence of Hudson and Judith D’Angelo and her husband George of Hudson; was lovingly known as “Gram” to her 10 grandchildren, John and Shannon Cincotta, Kevin and Jamie Cincotta, Beth and Matt Mercer, Debbie and David DeCenzo, Amy and Jim DelConte, Jackie and Fred Malloy, Laurie Baj, Richard, Jr. and Julie Cincotta and Michael Cincotta; and was “Nana” to her 18 great-grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late George “Chip” D’Angelo Jr. and the sister of the late Francis Sawyer, Arthur “Bud” Sawyer and Eleanor Sawyer.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough.
Donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.