Rita M. Simonetti, 83, formerly of Edwardsville, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville.
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She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Collins Mundy.
Rita was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School.
Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the Social Security Administration in Wilkes-Barre.
Rita was a member of St. Andrew's Parish, Wilkes-Barre, and she was a former member of Holy Rosary Church, Wilkes-Barre.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Bristol, and by a brother, Joseph Mundy.
Rita is survived by her sisters, Ruth Albrecht, Bear Creek Township; and Regina Vallina, Woodland Park, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews, including Lori Albrecht and her husband, Edward Grivner.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Deacon Francis Bradigan will officiate.
Private interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Rita's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 16, 2014
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