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FLETCHER - Rita Peranio, 85, of Fletcher, NC passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Elizabeth House.
She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and resided in Queens, NY where she studied art at Cooper Union College. Rita resided in Israel for 30 years where she taught printing and etching. In 1982 she moved to Hendersonville, NC, where Rita continued her printing and was a member of the Henderson County Art League.
Rita won several awards for her prints and etchings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Peranio.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Giana Peranio-Paz; two grandchildren, Gittai and Hagar; a great grandson, Ido all of Israel and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Henderson County Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Published in The Times-News from May 19 to May 20, 2013
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