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Sara Ann Cacciotti DeArmitt

June 2, 1929 - March 1, 2020 


Sara Ann (Cacciotti) DeArmitt, 90, originally of Altoona, PA, passed quietly on March 1, 2020, in Chase City, VA, surrounded by family. 

Sara was born to William Cacciotti of Carpenato, Italy, and Ruth A. Thomas (Tomasi) of Altoona, PA., June 2, 1929, in Altoona, PA.  She graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High School in 1947 and after graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Lancaster, PA. She met the love of her life at a dance. They were smitten with each other from the beginning as each thought that they were the best dancers in the room. She married Jack C DeArmitt on October 4th, 1952. They lived most of their lives together in Vienna, VA where they raised 5 children.


“Because two people fell in love,” she leaves as her legacy 5 children: Eleanor Jean Cox of Charlotte Courthouse, VA, John W. and (Maureen) DeArmitt of Ashburn, VA, Ruth S. Taylor of Richmond, VA, Raymond C. and (Corrine) DeArmitt of Raleigh, NC, and Elizabeth Ann and (Glenn) Harless of Rockville, MD.  She also leaves to cherish her memory 13 grandchildren who called her Mammy (Bryce and Keith Cox and Rachel Borkowski of Charlotte Courthouse, VA, Jack, Sara, and Ryan DeArmitt of Ashburn, VA, Sam, Jake, and Ben Taylor of Richmond, VA, Katie and Tom DeArmitt of Raleigh, NC., and Luke, Adam, and Erik Harless of Rockville, MD and 1 great-grandchild (Wyatt Cox son to Bryce Cox and Rachel Borkowski.) She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2009 and is survived by 1 sibling, Carl Cacciotti and his wife Linda (Mattiello) of Altoona, PA. 


Sara lovingly raised her children as a homemaker with her own ‘beauty shop” in the basement of their home for 17 years before returning to the workforce. In 1970 she started with United Virginia Bank, which later became Crestar, and then Suntrust for 23 years. She won awards, had many letters of recognition most importantly Sara and her husband were also voted “Citizen’s of the Year” in Vienna, VA for their volunteer work. Sara and Jack retired to ‘Paradise’ also known as Sarasota, Florida. When they weren’t in Florida, they were in their other paradise, visiting their children and grandchildren, friends and relatives. 


A celebration of her life is scheduled with a Funeral Mass on March 21st, at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The family requests that, In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Sara to the Alzheimer’s Association- Alz.org or Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road W, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA, 22901  

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