December 12, 2019
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Rita MaryAnn Kosta


Published Nov. 14, 2019 • Last Updated 03:33 p.m., Nov. 14, 2019

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Rita MaryAnn Kosta died on Nov. 11. She was the younger child born in New Haven to Thomas G. Higgins and Frances Dolan Higgins. She was predeceased by both parents and her brother Thomas G. Higgins of Palm Coast, Florida, George Merwin, and Harry Kosta.

She leaves behind her step-daughter Joy Lynn Kosta; and cousins Thomas Dolan of Madison, Margaret Krepinevich of Beacon Falls, Timothy Dolan of New Britain, and Colette Dolan of Yonkers, New York.

Rita was employed at Pirrelli in New Haven for many years. She was a faithful communicant at St. George Church in Guilford. She was active in knitting prayer shawls for the sick. She contributed to the food pantry. Rita was active in the Guilford Senior Center and a member of the ladies auxiliary for the VFW.

Rita’s family would like to thank and acknowledge the staff at the Guilford House and Connecticut Hospice for their care.

There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford. Interment will immediately follow Mass at the East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven. Arrangements in the care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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