WORCESTER - Robert “Bob” Christopher Mita, 61, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at UMass Memorial – University Campus after a brief illness.
He was born in Worcester, son of the late Teddy C. and Patricia (Purcell) Mita. He is survived by his longtime love of 35 years, Karen Johanson; his five siblings, Nancy and her husband David Smith of Florida, Dave and his wife Debbie Mita of Worcester, Karin (Mita) Fritsch of North Reading, Kevin Mita of Worcester, and Stephan and his wife Christine Mita of Holden; his spiritual brother, Teddy Alban of Worcester, and his numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert, known as “Mort” by close friends and family, was a gifted automotive mechanic by trade. His hobbies included restoring old cars and motorcycles and travelling often to the White Mountains and Acadia, Maine. He was a compassionate animal lover, and was beloved by his numerous cats. He was a loving and loyal partner to Karen, and is will always be remembered for his big heart, sense of humor and unique laugh.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Notre Dame Cemetery, section Notre Dame. Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St, Worcester, MA 01606 (worcesterarl.org ).
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Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden St, Worcester MA 01606