1926 – 2015
Pomfret Center – Rita D. (Biello) Tappenden, 89, of Wrights Crossing Rd., died Monday afternoon, August 24, 2015 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late William F. Tappenden. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Marianna (Marcella) Biello.
Mrs. Tappenden worked for many years as a retail clerk.
She enjoyed dancing, reading, watching “Murder She Wrote” on television, visiting the Casinos and playing pinochle.
Rita is survived by her son William Tappenden and his wife Magda of Pomfret Center; close friend and niece Cheryl McCartney of Annville, PA; a sister Antoinette Fiore of Secane, PA; three grandchildren Olivia Tappenden, Aida Mateo, and Felix Alicea, a great grandson Isaac Parada; and many other dear nieces and nephews that she cared for over the years.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Monday August 31, 2015, at 10:00AM in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bailey Rd & Yeadon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19139. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.