Rita Marie Molella, 89, of New Milford, CT formerly a longtime resident of Millbrook, NY, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford, CT. Mrs. Molella was a former sales clerk at Reardon Briggs Hardware in Millbrook, NY for 26 years.
Born on July 26, 1928 in Mount Kisco, NY, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Sleeper) Osnoe. On April 24, 1949 in Millbrook, NY she married Frank Molella who predeceased her on April 16, 2016. Mrs. Molella was an avid bowler until the year 2015 on the Wednesday Night Mixed Bowling League in New Milford, CT. She also enjoyed playing bingo, gardening and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Molella is survived by her three sons, Joseph Molella of New Milford, CT, Jerry Molella and his wife, Bonny, of New Milford, CT and Greg Molella of New Milford, CT and two daughters, Marcella Walsh and her fiancé, Stanley Mokrzecki, of New Milford, CT and Kathy Molella of Tomball, TX. She is also survived by a brother, Robert Osnoe, in New Fairfield, CT and eleven grandchildren, Brian and Michael Walsh, Tara Bosley, Sean Conley, Alicia Bauer, Amanda Saviano, Anthony Molella, Sarah Molella, Marissa and Ashley Horton and Leelah Wilson. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Molella was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Molella; two brothers, Walter and Gerald Osnoe and a sister, Kathleen Osnoe.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church, 15 North Ave., Millbrook, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Millbrook. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com