Rita Jean Hayer Mesaros, 80, of Forty Fort, passed away Friday at the Celtic Hospice Care Unit, in Wilkes-Barre.
She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Beerish Hayer. She graduated from Saint Vincent's High School in Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Daniel P. Mesaros Sr., who passed away on July 10, 2005.
Rita resided on Bedford Street in Forty Fort for 52 years. She was employed for 24 years at the former Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston. She was later employed by Aramark at Good Shepherd Academy for 5 years before retirement. She was a member of the former Holy Name-St. Mary's Parish, Swoyersville, which is now, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
She is survived by her sons, Dan and his wife Christine, Royersford, and John and his wife Mayra, Cape Coral, Fla., as well as her daughters Peggy Hoos and husband Carl, North Wales, Pa.; Trish Hoskins and husband Gary, Kingston; Mary Ann Malarkey and husband Jim, Norristown and Karen Cipriano and 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. She is additionally survived by her brothers John Hayer and Joseph Hayer, and his wife Carol.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son, Inc., Funeral Home 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. The funeral at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville, with Monsignor John Sempa officiating. The interment will be in Saint Stephen's Cemetery, Lehman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in Rita's memory to St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen, 33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, PA 18704 or to the
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