Rita Mae Barilla

Date of Death: May 7, 2016
Mary Queen of the Apostles Church
6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
Thursday 5/12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humenik Funeral Chapel
14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
216-265-8700 | Map
Thursday 5/12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rita Mae Barilla (nee Copeland), age 81 of Brook Park, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016. Rita is preceded in death by John Mark, her beloved husband. Loving mother of Susan Sampson, Judith (Jack) Woodards, Mark (Jeanne), and Kathy (Steve) Kisel; Dear sister of Jean (deceased) (Earl) Rutzen, Irene Copeland, John (Liz) Copeland, MarilynContinue Reading

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Jack Woodards left a message on May 14, 2016:
To my wife,children,grandchildren and all my family,
I know that loss is hard but I hope all our sadness is short
and all are good memories are long.

Love always,
Karen Keller left a message on May 12, 2016:
So sorry to hear of your loss. May the good God comfort you in this time of loss.
JoAnn Woodards left a message on May 12, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to all of the Barilla family. To the children and spouses for the loss of their Mother, grandchildren  and great grandmother for the loss of their Grandma. May she rest in peace.
Michael Barilla left a message on May 12, 2016:
I am deeply sorry for the family's loss.

My favorite visits to Cleveland during the holidays always included a stop at Uncle John and Aunt Rita's where we watched and talked Cleveland sports, ate more than we could handle and I could look up to a bunch of accomplished older cousins coming and going with their families.
Michael Barilla left a message on May 12, 2016:
Rita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put family first. She will be missed very much by all. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Uncle Michael
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Donald J Plefka left a message on May 10, 2016:
I offer my humble condolences to my sister Rita's immediate family.
We had been separated by the circumstance of life until a recent
few years and then by geography as a result of my adoption many years
ago. But when we did finally meet a bond was felt and recognized.
She was of my people, bonded by blood. I wish I had known her longer
but it could have been no other way. May God receive her into her reward
in Paradise to be reunited with those who have preceded her and there
to wait for those left behind to join them in eternity.
Michael Barilla left a message on May 10, 2016:

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Michael Barilla.

The Michael Barilla Family Expresses Sympathy for Rita Barilla's Passing.

Donald Plefka left a message on May 10, 2016:


To the dear sister I have known for only a short but glorious time. Your big brother, Don

Jeanne McConnell left a message on May 10, 2016:
Dear Susan, Judy and Jack, Mark and Jeanne, Kathy and Steve:

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom but comforted by the thought that both she and your day are looking down on all of you from heaven.  I have never forgotten how welcoming and generous your mom was to us.


John Chlysta left a message on May 9, 2016:
Susan Marie, Judy, Mark, Kathy, and families, we heard from Jack about your mom's passing.  I'm very sorry.  I've loved my Aunt Rita and the gatherings we had at your place in days of yore.  God bless you and her precious soul.
Humenik Funeral Chapel left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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