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Old Bridge - Rita Harmady, 78, of Old Bridge, NJ, died on January 22, 2018 at her home. She was born in Bad Bederkesa, Germany to Wilbur and Else Seebeck. Rita came to the United States in 1956 aboard the Queen Mary, by herself, when she was just 16 and full of hope for her future. She settled in Long Island with an aunt who immigrated after WWI and taught herself English and later went on to trade school for cosmetology. She married in 1960 in Manhattan and started her own family, living in Brooklyn until 1969 when the family moved to New Jersey. Rita enjoyed gardening and needlepoint. She loved to cook, especially traditional German meals, for her family and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling and having many adventures with her family. Her greatest passion of all was spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren. Rita always put others first and was a Mom or Omi to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, John and Laurie Harmady of Monroe, NJ; her son, Steven Harmady of Spotswood, NJ; her daughter, Dr. Debra Harmady of Ocean Township; and her grandchildren, Erik Harmady and Melisa Harmady of Roxborough, PA.

Rita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Harmady in November of 2017.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 3 to 6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Rita's name to the ASPCA or Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 26, 2018
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