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Subject: Actress Rita O'Connor

Dies at 72
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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 01:49:22pm

O'CONNOR, RITA ROSE, 72, of East Greenwich, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Kent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alfred O'Connor and Ruth M. (Forgue) Hartington and step-daughter of the late Albert Hartington. Rita was the former wife of John Boni of Durham, North Carolina.Rita was an accomplished Broadway Dancer and an Actress. She was a member of the SAG/AFTRA/AEA. Her list of performances include: Featured Films: "Coma" and "New York, New York"; Television: "Rosetti & Ryan", "Lanigan's Rabbi", "The Entertainer" (M.O.W. w/Jack Lemmon), "When Things Were Rotten" (Two Episodes), "Days of Our Lives" (Multiple Episodes) and "Secret Storm" (Multiple Episodes); Broadway: "A Chorus Line" National Co, "Follies", "Coco" (w/Katherine Hepburn), "Promises, Promises" and "Cabaret" (w/Joel Grey); and Stock: "A Thousand Clowns", "Born Yesterday", "Can-Can", "No Exit", "Tartuffe", "Public Eye", "Little Me", "Irregular Verb to Love", "Forum" and "Merry Widow". During retirement Rita volunteered at many hospitals and hospice organizations. Rita is survived by two beloved sisters: Barbara A. Famiano of North Providence and Patricia M. Collins of Warwick; four cherished nieces: Sharon F. D'Amore, Dawn M. DeCiccio, Janet H. Famiano and Beth A. Tasca; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2 PM in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Thursday from Noon 2 PM. Burial will be private.

Published in The Providence Journal on Feb. 7, 2018.


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IMDb and IBDb-Wednesday, February 07, 01:50:59pm
Appears to be another padded obit. (NT)Can't find any info at all about her.Wednesday, February 07, 02:04:33pm

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