Rita Jean Hayer Mesaros, 80, of Forty Fort passed away Friday at Celtic Hospice Care, Wilkes-Barre.
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She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Beerish Hayer. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Daniel P. Mesaros Sr., on July 10, 2005.
Rita resided on Bedford Street in Forty Fort for 52 years. She was employed for 24 years by the former Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston and then by Aramark at Good Shepherd Academy for five years before retirement. She was a member of the former Holy Name — St. Mary's Parish, Swoyersville, now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
She is survived by her sons, Dan and his wife, Christine, Royersford; John and his wife, Mayra, Cape Coral, Fla.; daughters, Peggy Hoos and her husband, Carl, North Wales; Trish Hoskins and her husband, Gary, Kingston; Mary Ann Malarkey and her husband, Jim, Norristown; Karen Cipriano and her husband, Vince, Quakertown. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Haley, Matthew, Kayla, Danielle, Ryan, Alyssa, Caitlin, John, Maria, Luke, Joey, Gary, Joseph, Heather, Anthony and Joseph; her brothers John Hayer; Joseph Hayer and his wife, Carol.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son, Inc., Funeral Home 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville, at 10 a.m. with Monsignor John Sempa officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Lehman Township. Friends may call Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita's memory to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, PA 18704 or to the
. For information, or to send the family a condolence, visit hughbhughes.com.
Hugh B Hughes & Son Funeral Home
1044 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice from July 20 to July 21, 2013