Rita (Mikki) Casertino Young, age 51, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at her home on Saratoga Lake.
She was born on July 9, 1971, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the daughter of Peter D. Casertino Sr. and Maria L. (Bolton/Casertino) Appell.
Mikki was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, class of 1989. She continued her education at Skidmore College and later earned her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Mikki was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2005 and went on to operate a successful solo legal practice, Rita M. Young & Associates, out of Saratoga Springs for many years. Mikki was a respected attorney known as a zealous advocate for her clients. Mikki cared deeply about those she represented.
She loved the city of Saratoga Springs, including local dining, the Saratoga Race Track, and Saratoga Lake. She loved going to watch her son Zak play live music, and she enjoyed conversations and friendly debates with friends and family. She was extremely generous to include shopping for herself and others.
She is predeceased by her mother, Maria, and grandparents Kenneth & Rita Bolton and Joseph & Eloise Casertino.
Mikki is survived by her parents Peter & Joyce Casertino, beloved sons Zachary and Brian, brother Peter (April) Casertino Jr., nieces and nephews Jerry, Allison, Julia, Tylor, and Alyssa, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and cherished friends. Rita is also survived by her pup Louie.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Per Mikki’s wishes, immediately following calling hours at 4 pm, friends and family are invited to gather at the Elk’s Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for a celebration of life to share happy memories and laughs.
At Mikki’s request, please wear bright celebratory attire.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local charity of your choice in Mikki’s name.
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