Celia M. Vita, 49, of New Canaan, died suddenly Jan. 18 at her home.

She was born Oct. 10, 1963, in Port Chester, N.Y., a daughter of the late Michael and Celia Rich Vita.

She was a member of the Greenwich High School Class of 1981, and went on to earn an associate's degree from Berkley College in White Plains, N.Y.

Ms. Vita was an employee for the town of Greenwich, working in the tax department.

She enjoyed going to the movies and loved animals, but most of all she cherished the time she spent with her family.

Ms. Vita is survived by a sister, Paula Marturano, and her husband, Thomas, of Trumbull; a brother, Joseph Vita, and his wife, Janet, of New Milford; six nieces and nephews, Teresa and Marisa Marturano, and Joseph Jr., Michael, Valerie and Thomas Vita.

Entombment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rye Brook, N.Y.

The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull was in charge of arrangements.