Robert D. Vita


Robert D. Vita, 91, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 22, 2023 at RI Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elaine H. (Perry) Vita for 61 years. Robert was the loving father of Joseph C. Vita and Philip A. Vita (Donna); loving grandfather of Jodi, Dante, Michael and the late Maryann Vita. Robert is also survived by his beloved nephews Richard and Robert Gliottone, as well as his former daughter-in-law Debra Nappa. He is predeceased by his sisters Lydia Vita, Lucy Vita and Eda Gliotonne. An employee of the US Postal service for over 40 years, Robert was very active in his community where he was a lectern and CCD teacher at St. Benedict Church. He was a lifetime member of the Warwick Council Knights of Columbus 2295, as well as a Pack Leader for the Rhode Island Cub Scouts. Robert was involved with Warwick PAL for many years where he coached both baseball and basketball. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Grace Memorial Fund would greatly be appreciated.

His funeral will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am in Our Lady of Grace Church, 4 Lafayette St #2717 Johnston, RI 02919. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours, Sunday from 1-4pm.

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