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Rita Prunyi

AGE: 95 • Middletown

Rita C. Prunyi, 95, of Middletown, NJ, died on March 30, 2017 with her family at her side at Care One Nursing Home in Middletown. She was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Middletown in 1966. Rita served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII attaining the rank of Captain and serving as Head Nurse of a surgical ward. Afterwards Rita worked as a Registered Nurse for Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, NY, St. Michaels Hospital, Elizabeth, and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She worked in Labor and Delivery at Riverview until she was 82 years old, delivering over 7600 babies, and then volunteered there for another 12 years.

Surviving are her three daughters, Charlotte and Ron Aricchi of Salem, OH, Linda and Chris Baldwin of Killeen, TX, Marilyn and Philip Donohue of Highlands; two sons, John and Donna Prunyi of Cape Coral, FL, Joseph and Virginia Prunyi of Middletown; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, John V. Prunyi in 1989.

A Funeral Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Wrightown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Rita's name to the at For more information or to send condolences, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 4, 2017
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