Rita Marie Caveney of Stamford, CT returned to heaven surrounded by her family on April 24, 2018. Rita was born in Evergreen Park, IL on July 9, 1943 to the late Peter and Margaret (O’Connor) Hynes. She lived in Stamford, CT for nearly 37 years. She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Frank Caveney, Jr., her daughters, Lauren (Michael) Pote, Theresa (Emory III) Todd, Valerie, and Cheryl, her grandchildren whom she adored, Gabriel, Emily, Emory IV, and Vivienne, as well as her brothers, Peter, Kevin, and Richard Hynes, and her sister Kay Murphy. Besides her parents, Rita is predeceased by her brother, Martin Hynes.
Rita will be lovingly remembered for her kind and generous heart, her selfless devotion to her family and those in need, her gentle demeanor, her bright smile and playful humor. She relished every moment with her daughters, the pride of her life. She loved time with family and neighbors, over a cup of coffee or relaxing in the sun by the ocean.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 30 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford CT 06902 (203)-359-9999. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00am at the Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, 06905. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Stamford Hospital Bennett Cancer Center or the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women Cancer Center's Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Breast Oncology Program.
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