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Rita J. Timon

September 13, 1925 - June 29, 2022

Rita J. Timon, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, May 29, 2022.

Born in Stamford, CT, on September 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Nora (Burke) Leonard. Rita graduated from the Danbury (CT) School of Nursing, earning registered nurse status.

Strong in her faith, Rita was a devout member of Holy Angels Parish for many years. She was also a life member of the Maple Valley Swim Club. Rita enjoyed dressing up and dining out. She was a loving and kind person, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor and a strong, but gentle spirit. All will miss her.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Millcroft for the excellent care given to Rita during her time there.

In addition to her parents, her loving husband, Patrick J. Timon, preceded Rita in death. She is survived by her daughter, Noreen T. West and son in law Buz of Wilmington; grandchild, Ti West of Los Angeles, CA; brother-in-law, Thomas Timon; and her four nieces.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, 19711, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s name may be made to Holy Angels Parish at the address listed above.

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  • Dear Noreen and Family – I was so sad to hear about Rita’s passing and sorry that I could not get to her Mass.
    Both Rita and Pat held a special place in the heart of all the Cantoni family. We spent many happy days at Maple Valley together with now wonderful memories. I always admired Rita. She was encouraging, kind and truly interested in what was happening with our family. We were truly blessed to have Rita be part of our life.
    Sincerely, Eileen Cantoni and Family

  • Nor, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and family. Love and hugs. ❤️