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Rita Caldarola, 79, Of White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Rita Caldarola of White Plains died Aug. 14 in Mount Kisco. She was 79.

Caldarola was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Ruvo di Puglia, Bari, Italy, to Vincenzo and Giacomina Casino. She worked in food service at Schnurmacher Nursing Home in White Plains for many years. A member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, she most enjoyed caring for her family.

Caldarola is survived by her husband, Michele Caldarola; two sons, Michael (Delilah) and Vincent Caldarola; two daughters, Lita (Lou) Scarano and Nancy (Lorenzo) Malandruccolo; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home in White Plains. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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