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Rita FENSTER Obituary
FENSTER, Rita

Rita Fenster, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at home June 21st. A service will be held at Palms West Funeral Home on July 16th, at 10a.m. Donations in memoriam can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, the Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, or the American Red Cross. Rita was born in 1922 and raised in the Bronx. Her parents were Ida (Levine) Silverstein and Philip Silverstein. Her older sister and only sibling was our Aunt Florence who predeceased her by seventeen years. Rita was a bookkeeper for most of her working life. In 1946, Rita met George Fenster, a soldier about to be discharged. The couple married and settled in Freehold, NJ to raise their family. Their three children are Sharon Stratton of West Palm Beach, FL, Frances Moroz of Baltimore, MD, and Howard Fenster of Columbia, MO. The family had synagogue membership at Congregation Agudath Achim in Freehold. Rita assumed leadership roles in the JWV Ladies Auxiliary and was also a life member of Hadassah. Rita made many friends wherever she lived. This held true after the family moved to Rio Rancho, NM, in 1972 and during a long retirement starting in 1982. Rita especially loved playing mahjong and canasta. A few years after George's death, Rita relocated to Florida, not far from her eldest daughter Sharon and husband Whit Stratton. Rita's Florida years included September romance and the joy of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rita now rests in peace. We mourn her loss and honor her life and legacy.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from July 13 to July 14, 2014
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