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Anna Cousins Ritacco

  • On July 31, 2019
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Anna Cousins Ritacco, age 59 of Peters Township passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Born on June 30, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Betty and William Cousins. Beloved wife to Carmen Ritacco for 24 years. Loving mother to Anthony Ritacco and Nicholas (fiancé Paige Shade) Ritacco.

Anna loved her job as the attendance secretary at Peters Township High School. She truly enjoyed interacting with all the students and she will be dearly missed.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 2 PM – 6 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Anna’s name to the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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36 Comments

Nina Baker
  • Jul 31 2019
Carmen, my deepest condolences to you and your sons. My husband I both went to high school with Annie. I met her in 9th grade when I move to Woodbridge. Always smiling , kind to every soul. We will miss her . Prayers to the entire family . God Rest Her Soul. 🙏❤️ Nina & Lane Baker
Ilene
  • Jul 31 2019
Dear Carmen & Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Annie, mom, wife, friend, etc. I met Annie is hs and she was always so happy. I know she missed our 40th . reunion but made it to the 35th. Always remember and cherish each and every day she shared with you. My prayers and love to you all. Dearest Annie please my friend RIP. Love you. Ilene Gallello.
Joyce Plourde japlourde01@yahoo.com
  • Jul 31 2019
Dear Carmen and family. Annie was one of my best friends in grammar school. I had no idea she was sick. She was a very sweet and caring person who will be missed dearly. So sorry for your loss. May she rest comfortably. Joyce Plourde
Diane Torchio
  • Jul 31 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to all her friends and family. She will be missed dearly by the community as she was a big part of Peters Twp. Rest In Peace my friend🙏🏻
Ed & Kathy Hirata
  • Jul 31 2019
Carm, Tony, and Nick, Our hearts are broken. Please know that our sympathies are with you and yours. We will certainly miss her spirit, candor and humor. Seek comfort knowing that her suffering has ended. She is in a far better place, with a never ending Happy Hour! Love you guys, don’t hesitate to ask should you need ANYTHING!
Traci Bartos
  • Jul 31 2019
Dear Carmen & Family, while I didn’t know Annie you can see from her beautiful face the light she brought to your lives and I know she will be deeply missed by many. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Traci Bartos (Bayer)
Michele Megela
  • Jul 31 2019
Carmen and sons, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. You all have my deepest sympathy. Michele Stimaker Megela
Greg Madler
  • Jul 31 2019
Carm, Tony & Nick, Martha, Sam and have so many memories of Annie and our years together in our hockey family that will last forever. We were blessed to have her in our lives.
Pam Sylvester
  • Jul 31 2019
Carmen, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family🙏🏻Annie was such a special person! You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 Love, the Sylvester family
Jacqueline Fanelli
  • Jul 31 2019
Carm, Tony, & Nick, we are so very sorry to hear of Annie's passing. So many wonderful memories of our times together with our hockey family. May the warm memories of Annie bring you much comfort during this difficult time. Healing prayers for all of you. Much Love, Frank, Jackie, Meghan, Frank & Payton
Cheryl sacco
  • Jul 31 2019
Carmen and Boys .. I am so sorry to hear about Annie. She was a great person and a terrific friend she will be sorely missed. I always remember her in high school and college smiling and laughing . She had a great spirit and a love of life. Bobby and I will Lee your family in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.💜
Abigail E Donina
  • Jul 31 2019
Mrs ratiacco was a wonderful secretary Of Peters Township High School. She would always greet everyone as they walked through the doors of Pths . As your going through this hard and emotional time. You have my deepest sympathy . I’m so sorry. God bless you
Tony & Susan Jimenez
  • Aug 1 2019
Dear Carmen, Susan and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Annie. You are all in our prayers and thoughts and may God rest her soul. Our sincere sympathy, Tony & Susan Jimenez
Kristen Milowicki
  • Aug 1 2019
I am grateful for the time I got to spend with Annie over the last months. All she could talk about was how much she loves her family. We hold our memories of Annie in our hearts now and always. Our deepest sympathy, The Milowicki Family
Lori Hamilton Bowles
  • Aug 1 2019
Dear Carmen, Tony and Nick. There are few words to express this heartfelt loss.Please remember during this difficult time how much she loved you all. Cherish the memories that you have created for they can never be erased.The years of memories that she and I shared will always have a special place in my heart. We have all bee blessed for having her in our lives. Love Always, Lori Hamilton Bowles (AKA Aunt Lori)
Jay Audino
  • Aug 1 2019
Dear Carmen. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Sudarsan Pattabiraman
  • Aug 1 2019
Hello Carmen. My sincerest condolences for the passing of your wife. I am sure she will be missed. I hope you and your family will recover soon.
Susan Canfield
  • Aug 1 2019
My heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family. Annie was a ray of sunshine. Each day when I entered PTHS, she was there with a bright smile and "Good Morning". I will miss her so. My prayers are with you and your family through this time. We love Annie.
Doug Hamilton
  • Aug 1 2019
Carmen, Tony & Nick, We are so sorry to hear of Annie's passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy, The Hamilton's (Doug, Sue, Brendan and Sara)
Bob Swisher
  • Aug 1 2019
Carmen, Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Please let us know if we can help in anyway. Take Care,
The Oliva Family
  • Aug 1 2019
Dear Carmen, Nick and Anthony, We are so sorry to hear of Annie's passing. Getting to know her through hockey, she always had a smile and sense of humor! Your memories will keep her alive in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as is our deepest sympathy. The Oliva Family (Lou, Cami and Anthony)
Jan Smith
  • Aug 2 2019
Dear Carmen, Nicolas and Anthony My deepest sympathy in the loss of Annie. This picture of her wonderful, warm smile is one to cherish. She lives on through your loving memories. My prayers are with you all. Jan Smith
Christy Riberich
  • Aug 2 2019
Carmen, My deepest condolences to you and your boys. Annie was an extraordinary friend and such a bright light. I will miss her deeply. My heart goes out to you and your family and many prayers. Love her❤️ She talked about you and boys daily, so much love. RIP my friend, lots of love. Christy Riberich
Natasha Lazutin
  • Aug 2 2019
Her high school buddies will miss her. So sorry that the cancer won.
Donald Wetzel
  • Aug 3 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew Annie briefly because of my many repeated trips to the high school. She was always pleasant and a joy to talk to. She had a great sense of humor and was always upbeat and positive. She will be greatly missed
Lorraine Bansavage
  • Aug 4 2019
Dear Carmen, Tony, and Nicholas, I am so sad to hear about my friend Annie’s passing. She and I met while working as lunch ladies in the school district. She had such a head strong, outspoken personality which I admired. We laughed together many times and often would meet for coffee at Starbucks after work to vent. She was beautiful inside and outside! Rest In Peace now Annie. Your friend, Lorraine Bansavage
Claudia Dahm-Falke
  • Aug 5 2019
Dear Carmen, I am so sorry to hear your wife lost her battle against the cancer. I hope that the time you have spent together as a couple and as a family will help you get through these sad and difficult days. Hopefully at a not-so-far point in time, the feeling of gratitude for the time you shared will prevail over the feeling of terrible loss. My thoughts go out to you. Take good care of the three of you. Claudia
Vince Nascone
  • Aug 5 2019
Carmen & Family, I am saddened to hear this today. Sincere condolence and prayers.
Jim and Michele Merola
  • Aug 5 2019
Hi Carm, Michele and I were saddened to hear of Annie's passing. She was a wonderful person and we're glad to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nick, and Tony and may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Fondly, Jim & Michele Merola
Wendy Greynolds
  • Aug 5 2019
Carmen, My deepest condolences on your loss. Having lost several people close to me recently I know what a terrible blow it is.
Bill McGough
  • Aug 5 2019
Dear Carmen and Family, I wish your family comfort, especially today during Annie's services. I've gotten to know Annie through others and can also see the wonderful spirit she has come through in the photo. May Annie rest in eternal peace and may you all receive comfort with this knowledge during this trying time. Deepest Sympathies, Bill McGough (Bayer)
William & Vivian Cadavid
  • Aug 5 2019
Dear Carmen, Tony and Nick, our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
David Lipnicky
  • Aug 5 2019
Dear Carmen, my deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of unimaginable loss.
Cathy Lewis
  • Aug 5 2019
I only knew Annie for a year, but will remember her forever. She was such a sincere and wonderful woman. And I am blessed for having known her, and for being able to call her my friend. She loved her boys to no end, and spoke lovingly of them all of the time. Her kindness and good heart truly made a difference in those she knew. God bless you Annie. I miss you already.
Sharon Pampena
  • Aug 6 2019
Ritacco family, I just learned of your dear Annie’s passing… I did work with her for a short while at the high school...She’s was a sweet woman and will be missed. May she now rest in the loving arms of our Lord. Sharon Pampena
Claudio Naccarato
  • Aug 7 2019
Dear Carmen and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your wife Annie. May the wonderful memories that were created as a family bring you and your sons peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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