Rita McConnaghy Giannetti
Rita McConnaghy Giannetti, of the Village of Lewiston, NY, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, from complications of cancer treatments. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on August 20, 1941, the daughter of the late Patrick and Ethel (Tone) McConnaghy.
Mrs. Giannetti graduated from St. Mary's High School and Cabrini University and received her Masters degree from the Georgia State University. She was a nurse practitioner at the Veterans Medical Center in Atlanta, before retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Giannetti was an avid bird watcher and gardener and was a member of the Western New York Land Conservancy.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert M. Giannetti; two sons, Matthew (Linda Kim) and Adam (Ewa Wandzioch) Giannetti; seven grandchildren Juliet, Lucas, Vita, Agata, Zuzanna, Eveline, Randal; three great-grandchildren; and was the sister of Ann (John) Roche Dooher, Gerald (Grace) McConnaghy, Betty Jane (Anthony) Girasole, Audrey (Terrance) Wallace, Mary Jo (James) Ashcraft, Kevin (Diane) McConnaghy. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Dora McConnaghy; 28 nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Buddy. Mrs. Giannetti was the sister of the late Patrick (Catherine) and Daniel McConnaghy.
Her family will be present on Saturday from 2-6 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY.
The family would prefer that memorials may be made in her name to the Western New York Land Conservancy, WNYLC.org, in lieu of flowers.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on November 21, 2019


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Rosemary Sarkees Samulski
Nov 23, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Rita. The last time I saw her was at our college reunion. She was as sweet and kind as I remember her from many years ago. Please accept my condolences Bob and pass on my sympathy to your family and Rita's relatives.
Kay McSpadden
Nov 23, 2019
Bob, Matt and Adam, and all the McConnaghys, I’m devastated. I’m sorry I can’t be at the visitation, but I’ll be there in spirit. Rita was a great person and friend.
Ed Jesella
Nov 22, 2019
Bob, I was sorry to read about Rita’s death. I send my condolences and wish you and the family peace and love.
Lucille Keller
Nov 22, 2019
My heart aches for Bob, their children, Rita’s siblings and close friends. I remember Rita as a beautiful person through and through. May your memories bring you peace.