Rita T. (D'Amore) Cohen

  • Died: May 5, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Rita by adding your memories and photos.

Rita T. (D'Amore) Cohen, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Elliot "Coney" Cohen. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in South Boston, graduating from South Boston High School. Mrs. Cohen was a resident of Stoughton for over 45 years. She worked for the New England Journal of Medicine for 58 years, retiring in 2015. Rita was cherished by her family and friends. She left an everlasting impression on everyone that knew her. She was overly generous in all ways possible. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling to Foxwoods and other casinos, shopping and spending time with her loved ones.

Rita was the beloved sister of Rose Marie Camuso and her husband Joseph "Jr" Camuso of NV, Anita Calagna and her husband the late Anthony of NY, Theresa Valenti and her husband Paul of Brockton, Babe Cresswell and her husband the late Jack of Stoughton, and the late Joseph D'Amore. Dear Godmother of Jodi Cresswell of Stoughton. Stepmother of Wayne Cohen of Plainville. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, private family services will be held with a burial at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rita was one of a kind. She was a loving individual who would give you the shirt off her back. Believe me I know because I have that shirt. See you and Coney on the beach when I get there. Sorry that I did not know because again I would have come. Love tp all.

Posted by evelyn berry - Westwood, MA - Family Friend   June 07, 2020

I can't imagine my life without Rita. She was a constant in my life for 42 years. She was so special and made you feel special. We had so many inside jokes that will never mean anything to anyone else. We will never have another shopping day together. We literally shopped until we dropped for 40 years. I never took those wonderful days for granted, I loved every minute of it. Several years she gave me the nickname of Sunshine because she said I spread sunshine when I walked into a room. Well Rita, you were wrong, you were OUR Sunshine! Rest in peace Rita, I miss you so much.

Posted by Patty Taich - Needham, MA - Friend   May 12, 2020

Auntie Rita was one of a kind! The cool aunt at the kid's table. The one who told me about my friend who would visit once a month now that I was a woman (at age 9). In the summer we drove to the beach in her convertible with the top down and in the fall she took me school shopping at the Mall. She loved music and we would blast everything from Motown hits to Lulu and dance. She was fun, loving and kind and always there to listen and offer good advice if I asked for it. She always made me feel special. I loved our phone calls over the last years. We had so many laughs. I've missed our talks lately but she was ready to move on and I hope she's at peace now and happily reunited with Uncle Coney.

Posted by Joanna Ross - Costa Mesa, CA - Family   May 09, 2020

Auntie Rita you were one of a kind! The "cool aunt" at the kids table. The one who told me about "my friend" who would visit once a month now that I was a woman (at 9 years old). The one who took me and my girlfriend to the beach in her convertible with the top down. Who took me school shopping at South Shore Plaza and pierced my ears with a needle and thread. It's been a few years since I saw you but I cherished our phone calls recently. You always made me feel like " I was smart I was kind and I was important". I love you dear auntie and hope you rest in the heavens reunited with Uncle Coney.

Posted by Joanna Ross - Costa Mesa, CA - Family   May 08, 2020


I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and coworker Rita. I had the great pleasure of working with Rita at NEJM for 15 years. Rita was a very kind and caring person to everyone. Nobody had a bigger heart than Rita! I will miss the laughs and good times we had. You will be greatly missed by everyone. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Steve Bonda - Fort Mill, SC - coworker   May 08, 2020

Rita was one of a kind, generous, always interested in everyone, and never knew a stranger. Her heart was the biggest part of her soul ! Rest well, my friend - you deserve it. You will be remembered lovingly and often.

Posted by Vicki Murphy - Rockwall, TX - Friend   May 07, 2020


My good friend Rita, I'm so upset to hear you are with the angels above. I've got so many memories of fantastic times spent with you. I'll never forget you, the laughs, the smiles and your spirit, love you tons!! You were the Queen Bee, I'm heartbroken. deb

Posted by Debra Visco - Newton, MA - Coworker   May 07, 2020

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Posted by A friend   May 07, 2020

I'm devastated to hear about the passing of such a special lady. I had the privilege of working with Rita at MMS for 15 years and learned so much from her. She had such joy and her spirit was infectious! I will miss her so much!

Posted by GWENDA TIRADO - ACTON, MA - coworker   May 07, 2020

God bless you Rita. You showed your love for family always and you were always a loving presence. You will be missed dearly. You will always be remembered and loved.

Posted by Wayne Cohen - Plainville, MA - Family   May 06, 2020

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