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Rita M. Russell


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Rita M. Russell

Monroe Township - Rita Marie Russell died peacefully at home on May 10th. Born on December 20, 1930 in Perth Amboy, she grew up in Fords and graduated from Perth Amboy High School. She attended Newark Preparatory School and worked for several years as a secretary to the Raritan Township (now Edison) Municipal Clerk. Rita married Taft Birch Russell on January 17, 1954. Rita lived for over 40 years in Edison where she raised her family. For the past 13 years she resided in Monroe Township.

A devoted wife and mother, Rita also found time to volunteer at JFK Hospital for over 40 years working in the Gift Shop, Baby Photo and serving on the Auxiliary.

Rita enjoyed travelling, shopping and spending time with her family. Rita will be remembered for her love of family and dogs, humor and sense of style.

Rita is predeceased in death by her parents, Michael and Inga Roskos, her brother Robert Roskos and her husband Taft Russell. She is survived by her daughters Gail Russell of Plainfield and Wendy Bartels (Christopher) of South Brunswick; granddaughters Mia and Catie Boccher and Ava Bartels and nephews Michael and David Roskos.

The burial will be private. A memorial service will be held on May 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Metuchen, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pitties and Pals Rescue, Inc. PO Box 692 Jackson, NJ 08527. Those who wish to sign the guest book may visit www.flynnfuneral.com.
Published in Home News Tribune on May 15, 2018
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