Rita Hernandez
September 24, 1925 - July 14, 2021
Joseph J. Smith
Maureen Patten
Linda Calimeri Light a candle
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Sunday 7/18, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Funeral Service
Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Sunday 7/18, 5:00 pm
Cemetery

Private Cremation

Rita Hernandez of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away peacefully at her home on July 14, 2021 at the age of 95.  She was born on September 24, 1925 in Tarrytown, NY, daughter of the late Vito and Domenica (neé DiRossa) Ruscigno. Anyone that knew Rita knew she always had few new jokes to try out…

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Paul Gallagher left a message on July 22, 2021:
Rest in Peace Rita, you are reunited with Richard. I was friends with Richard in High School and a few of us would go to his house and eat Sample foods from the freezer that Rita would bring home from her job at General Foods to test and have to write reports on. As nice a lady as she usually was, she would give Richard hell for allowing us to eat lots of tasty samples.
Maureen Patten left a message on July 19, 2021:
Rita was a constant presence in my life when I was growing up and I loved her dearly. I especially loved it when we were at my mother's house, having tea, and she would disclose a little too much information about her antics with my mother back in the day. Like when they stole a Jeep and neither of them knew how to drive with a clutch. So many laughs. Love you, Rita. Kiss my mom for me.
Katy Chung left a message on July 18, 2021:
Rest In Peace, Rita. Say hello to my grandmother from us. Love, Katy
Linda Calimeri left a message on July 15, 2021:
REST IN PEACE RITA..Love you..always in my heart💔🦋
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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