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Rita N. Casale

AGE: 87 • Port Monmouth

Rita N. Casale, 87, of Port Monmouth, NJ, died on February 8, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Newark, lived in Middletown for over 20 years before retiring to Green Acres, FL. Returning to Middletown in the last few years. Rita worked for 13 years as a Toll Collector at the Keyport Toll Plaza on the Parkway. She was a Past-President of the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW Post 2179 and was very active in various programs in the Middletown area.

Surviving are her step-daughter, Josephine (Rocco) Carsillo of Manchester; three sons, Mark (Elaine) Casale of Long Branch, John (Sherie Mullen) Casale of Matawan, Gregory (Christine) Casale of Brick; four daughters, Darlene (Kenneth) Ruthenbeck of Honea Path, SC, Paula (David) Warren of Candler, NC, Maria Casale of Port Monmouth, Rita (Jeffrey) Shear of Iselin; her 25 grandchildren; and her 32 great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Casale, her son, Anthony Casale, a grandson Jason Nappi and a great-grandson Rydell Casale.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 4 to 8 pm at Mary Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., New Monmouth. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:15 am at Mary Mother of God Church. Burial will follow at Shoreland Memorial Park, Hazlet.

In honor of Rita please wear red and in lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Rita's name to the VFW Post 2179 Auxiliary, 1 Veterans Ln., Port Monmouth, NJ 07758. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 9, 2017
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