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Rita M. Napolitano

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Rita M. Napolitano

AGE: 72 • Brick


Hi: It's Rita and I am writing my own obituary. I have never seen this done so let me be the first. I had an 8-year fight with cancer and it won. It was a long struggle, but you just get tired. I died peacefully Tuesday with my family's support. I was born at Fitkin Hospital, now Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and named Faustina Mildred Canino. My Dad, Faust, wanted a boy so bad I got the name Faustina. Thank God, my Mom had my name changed when I went to school. I was raised on Sewell Ave in Asbury Park by my loving Mom, Theresa. I attended Holy Spirit Grammar School and Asbury Park High School. I went on to complete a 2-year education at Monmouth College and began working for the Federal Government when I was 21 at Camp Evans, Fort Monmouth, a secretary. Later I went to work at the actual CECOM's Office Building and the Meyer Center at Fort Monmouth in Eatontown as a budget analyst. My career consisted of 35 years of government service. I was a member of the St. Dominic's Adult Social Club in Brick and a parishioner of Visitation Roman Catholic Church in Brick for over 44 years. I was a member of AARP (who isn't), and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), as well as many organizations when I worked. I am predeceased by my Mom, Theresa Manfredi Camino; Dad, Faust Canino; and my sister Terry Wright. I am survived by my loving sons, Drew (wife Nellya) and Nick (wife Tracy) and 4 grandchildren whom I adored: Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Sophia and Angelina. They were my world. I am sorry that I had to leave them so early, but God told me it was time to come home. I also have 2 nieces, Lisa and Teresa and 1 nephew Raymond and an ex-brother-in-law Butch Wright who is one of a kind and his lovely wife, Janet. I have 6 great nieces and 3 nephews. Finally, is my forever furry friend, Zoey, whom will be lost without me. There will be a Memorial Gathering for me from 6-8 PM on Sunday, October 29 at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd. Brick, NJ 08723. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday October 30 at St Dominic's Church - 250 Old Squan Rd. Brick, NJ at 9AM Please find it in your heart to make donations in my memory to the started by Danny Thomas.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 26, 2017
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