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Rafaela “Lita” DiPietro, 87, of Marietta, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Lita, as she was affectionately known, was born to the late Rafael and Delores Rios of Mexico, on December 25, 1926 in San Antonio, TX. She was active with the Cobb County Democratic Women’s Organization and League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb for many years and employed by JC Penney and Rich’s for 19 years, later offering home care services for elderly clients and children, especially loved by her young wards. Lita was a beloved and devout, nearly 50 year active church and choir member at St. Joseph’s Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Damon (Janice) DiPietro of Marietta, Michael DiPietro of Marietta, Philip DiPietro of New York City, and Robert (Jada) DiPietro of Marietta; daughters, Carmen DiPietro of Palo Alto, CA, Lavonne DiPietro of Marietta, and Alexi DiPietro of Sausalito, CA; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; her sisters Mary Rios of Las Vegas, Gloria Vidaurri and Virginia Rodriguez, both of San Antonio, TX - and 58 nieces & nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4-8pm at Medford-Peden Funeral Home, 1408 Canton Hwy., Marietta, GA. Her Memorial Mass will be held 10 am, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 87 Lacy St, Marietta, GA. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA.

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Beverly McCool
March 09, 2014
My deepest sympathies go out to all of the family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am.

I lived on Smithwood Drive when I was young. Your mother was very kind to me and I enjoyed spending time with her. She was a very sweet lady. Unfortunately I lost touch but I have never forgotten her and thought of her often.

Take care and many blessings to you all.
Ann and Tom Bickley
March 08, 2014
Lita was our next door neighbor on Smithwood DR when our children were born. She, along with her daughters Lavonne and Phyllis babysat for both our sons when they were small. She was a wonderful neighbor, and we missed her after we moved away. We were very sorry to hear of her death, but we are sure she was welcomed into heaven with open arms. Love, Ann and Tom Bickley
Taso Costarides
March 04, 2014
My condolences to the family.

May her memory be eternal.
Mike & Sherry D.
March 05, 2014
Our Deepest condolences to all of Lita's family! She was a deeply beautiful lady inside and out... Loved by all and will be truly missed!
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