Born May 1, 1933, in Stigliano, Lucania, Italy to Teresina Rotundo and Giuseppe Rasulo. At the age of 5, moved with her parents and siblings to Torino, Northern Italy. Married Anthony Paldino Sr. (May 2, 1933 - May 24, 2014), of Brooklyn, NY, in Torino on May 6, 1956. Moved to and made her home in NYC in October 1956. Mother of fraternal twins Anthony and Joseph Paldino, and Diane M Paldino. Grandmother of 5 and Great-Grandmother of 3. An avid reader, "Rita" always spoke her mind, loved to laugh, dance, travel, garden, shop and attend the Ballet and Theatre in NYC.