Rita Fulgini was born in the Italian colony of Asmara, Ethiopia, on May 23rd, 1936 to Guiseppe and Stella Fulgini. She earned her doctorate from the University of Bari in Bari, Italy.
On October 22nd, 1967, Rita married David N. Anthony. The same year, they moved to Orange County, California. They had two sons, Sean and Eric. In California, Rita taught Latin, Italian and Spanish at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Rita later taught at Lakeland and Panas High Schools in Westchester, New York until her retirement in 1996, when she and David moved to East Liverpool.
Rita died suddenly September 2nd, 2007 in Pittsburgh. She was survived by her husband and sons; her two daughters-in-law, Ellen and Karen; her grandson Kyle; and a brother, Andrea Fulgini, of Aprilia, Italy.
This memorial was established by the family and friends of Rita M. Anthony.