Rita Frances Colson passed away peacefully surrounded by love on October 31, 2021, at the age of 77.
Rita is survived by her husband, Tim David Colson, along with many nephews, nieces and great nieces. She is predeceased by her parents Constantine and Helen (Giemza) Drapikowski, brother Ed Drapikowski and sister Barbara Dixon.
Rita was a switchboard operator and retired as a supervisor from what is now known as Verizon. She was a general class Ham Radio operator, call sign KC2GFT. Rita was proud of this accomplishment which she worked very hard to achieve. She had a huge affection and love for cats and was a devoted cat mom, leaving behind Grover and Elias.
Rita's zest for life will long be remembered. She enjoyed traveling, boating, car shows and time with family and friends. She was generous and giving and volunteered with the Baldwinsville Meals on Wheels with her husband, Tim.
Rita loved knitting and donated her beautiful blankets to the CNY Corvair Club for their annual fundraiser event. She also knitted blankets every year for Sarah Smiles Phunraiser to raise money for pulmonary hypertension, a cause that was personal to her. She also gifted her lovingly knitted creations to loved ones to cherish for years.
Rita's smile would light up every room she entered. She will be missed by all those who loved her dearly.
Friends may call 4-7 PM Friday, November 5, 2021, at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027. A Funeral service will be held Saturday, 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kingdom Cemetery.