On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Rita Ann Elliott ’97 passed away gently at the age of 88. Rita was born on November 23, 1930, to Frank and Lillian Piraino, in Philadelphia, PA. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Frank, her mother, Lillian, her brother, Jack Piraino, sister, Dolores Canty, brother, Bob Piraino, and grandson, Joshua Elliott. She is survived by her four children, Craig, Casey, Donald, and Cheryl, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She had a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, beloved friends, and loved staying in touch with family. Rita graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City in 1948, and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University in 1997, at the age of 67. She loved learning, theatre, dance, and traveling and was the most compassionate. She was always encouraging others to travel, see the world, and learn from those different from yourself.

03 Sep 2020