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Maraget Rita D'Espies(1941 - 2013)

Maraget Rita D'Espies

AGE: 71 • Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Margaret Rita D'Espies (nee Reid), age 71, of Lanoka Harbor, NJ passed away on May 2nd, 2013 at the Community Medical Center, Toms River. Rita was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and grew up in Newark, NJ before moving to Lanoka Harbor in 1973. She worked in the Lacey School district in the lunchroom for over 20 years. Rita was a communicant of St. Pius X Church, Forked River, a PTA member, Girl Scout leader and soft ball coach. She enjoyed spending time and taking care of her grandson, Justin.

Surviving is her husband of 43 years, Ronald D'Espies, daughter Irene Marsh and her husband Thomas and grandchildren, Justin Coleman "the love of her life," and Maureen and Morgan Marsh. Also surviving are her brothers, Archie Reid and his wife Camielle, Joseph and David Reid, sisters Ella Yessman and Patricia Stiuso, sister-in-laws Susan Gesualdo and Trudy D'Espies and brother-in-law, Bob D'Espies, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

A viewing will be held Monday, May 6th, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 9:30-10:15 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. A funeral liturgy will follow at 10:30 am at St. Pius X Church, 300 Lacey Road, Forked River. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. D'Espies memory to the , 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016, www.kidney.org/donate.


Published in Asbury Park Press on May 5, 2013
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