CAROTTA RITA Age 97 a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms, died peacefully Friday, October 19, at her home. Born in Montello, Wisconsin, July 11, 1915 to Julius and Antonia D'Orazio. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Tully by 45 years. After her husband's death in 1967, Rita got her first drivers license and started working at Himelhoch's in the Village. After several years, she moved to Jacobson's, where she continued working until she was 80 years old. First and foremost, Mrs. Carotta enjoyed being a loving mother and homemaker. Her home-made pies were the best that anyone had ever tasted. Mrs. Carotta, is survived by her daughter, Lois (Dale) Johnston of Grosse Pointe and her son, Alan (Carol) of Naperville, Illinois. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kerry, Kyle, Kelly, Kory, Alan Jr. Christopher, her great grandchild Owen as well as her dear sister, Norma (Bert) Carotta who resides in Clinton Township and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am until time of service 1:00 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Memorial contributions to Saint John Health Foundation, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit Michigan 48267-3271 ahpeters.com
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