Rita Garnero

Rita M. Garnero (1947-2018)

Rita M. Garnero, age 70, of Kenosha passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family who she so deeply cared for. Rita was born on May 21, 1947 in Kenosha to Charles and Frances (Loizzo) Cucunato. She was educated in the Kenosha schools and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1965. Rita married Fred Garnero on December 20, 1969 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a teller/supervisor at First Bank Southeast for many years and worked as a bookkeeper at PPG Management until her retirement in 2011. Rita was a member of the Kenosha Jacettes and she was a devoted catholic and life-long member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, reading, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. Her greatest joy and what she will always be remembered for was her love of her family which was always #1 in her heart.

She was preceded in death by, her parents and her brother, Joseph Cucunato.

Rita is survived by, her husband of almost 50 years, Fred Garnero; her son, Joseph (Jocelyn) Garnero;
two daughters, Nicole (Keith) Ebner and Lisa Garnero all of Kenosha; five grandchildren, Jack, Mia, Nathan, Evelyn and Isabella; her brother, Frank (Lucille) Cucunato as well as other family and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (2224 – 45th Street) with burial to follow at St. George Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance and Holy Rosary would be greatly appreciated.

Rita’s family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the staff of Hospice Alliance for all the compassion and care shown to Rita.


  1. Linda Nimmerguth May 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    To Fred and the Cucunato family
    I am so deeply saddened to hear that Rita has passed away! Many many fond memories stay with me from our memories from high school, to the Cucunato family, to her being a bridesmaid in our wedding! We have lost someone VERY special! Our deepest sympathy!

  2. Freddy and family,
    Nadine and I send lotsa love and deepest sympathy. Please know that you are in our hearts.

  3. Joyce & Ozzie Sorensen May 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Fred & family,
    We are sorry for the loss of Rita. Many good memories are held in everyones heart.

  4. Rita has left her mark on the lives of so many and she will be missed by all.
    I will always remember her impish smile, her sense of humor and her kindness.
    My love and deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  5. Fred and Family. So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed her friendship and
    the fun times from First Bank Southeast.
    Pat Gensicke

  6. So sorry Fred and Family for your loss. Enjoyed the friendship and good times we had at First Bank Southeast. She was a great lady

    Pat Gensicke

  7. Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Rita at Ladish Tri-Clover many years ago

    Harvey Friedrich.


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