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“Mrs. Pitkat was my teacher long ago and our paths crossed over the years. She was an amazing lady and her kindness benefited the lives of so many....Read More ยป
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“Such a lovely lady! We will miss her visits to the library. ”
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Rosetta (Casati) Pitkat, 103, of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Edward A. Pitkat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Rosetta took great pride in being a lifetime resident of Rockville. After graduating Willimantic Teacher's College, she returned home to teach language arts at Northeast and Vernon Middle School for 34 years. A worldwide traveler visiting over 20 countries, she shared her experiences with her students. She loved flowers and took great pride and joy in her gardens and became part of the Vernon Garden Club and The Garden Conservancy tours for several years. Rosetta's interests were many, including being a subscriber to the Connecticut Repertory Theater for years. An avid reader, who the gracious librarians knowing her favorite material, had a special rack waiting for her weekly pick-up. Rosetta always instilled the need to give back to her community. In earlier years, she delivered meals-on-wheels or was found answering phones at the senior center. She was a patron of both Rockville Hospital and Rockville Public Library. As part of the restorations of the Cogswell Fountain in downtown Rockville, she was responsible for seeing the return of Mr. Cogswell's statue on top of the fountain. Along with this, she contributed to the period lighting and street signs found within the area. Rosetta established a scholarship at Rockville High School for those entering the field of education and later was honored to be included in their Hall of Fame. Over the years, Rosetta was so appreciative for the many friends whose thoughtful, kind and caring deeds did not go unnoticed and allowed her to stay in her home. A loving "thank you" to Mary and Nani, two special caregivers. She is survived by a nephew, Robert Casati and his wife Rose of Portland and their children, and a sister-in-law, Alice Casati of Rockville and many wonderful friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon and her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Rockville Public Library, 52 Union Street, Vernon, CT 06066. For online condolences and guest book, please visit