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Lee, Rita M. NORTH CHATHAM Rita "Rie" M. (Davis) Lee, 82, of North Chatham passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by her family. Rie's career began with New York State, where she worked for SUNY and several other departments, prior to retirement. She was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as a familiar area actress, appearing on stages of many local theater companies, including The Ghent Playhouse, Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Civic Theater and Curtain Call Theater. In addition to acting, Rie also loved attending plays, going to movies, nightly games of TV's Jeopardy, enjoying time with friends, family and her beloved pups. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack E. Lee; and son, David S. Lee. She leaves behind her daughters, Cathy Lee-Visscher, Sharon Colloton and Lori E.(Andrew P.) Giglia; two brothers, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to be part of a Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday in The Church of St. Mary, 163 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In her honor the family has requested that donations be made to the Community Hospice, St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY, 12208 in lieu of flowers.
Published in Albany Times Union on May 17, 2018
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