Obituary of Rita J. Piehler
Rita J. Piehler (nee Papagna), of Deptford, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was aged 92 years.
Rita was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. moving to New York once she was married and finally settling in Massapequa, NY to raise her family and then eventually returning close to her roots to live out her life in Deptford NJ. Rita will be fondly remembered as a sweet, loving, vivacious, fierce and stubborn, always happy and an incredibly funny woman who enjoyed and loved life and the company of her family and friends and having parties in creating memories that will be cherished forever as her legacy. Rita was a talented seamstress for most of her life and also worked briefly at the counter in Woolworths and wrapping presents in Gimbles. She was a wonderful homemaker as well. She adored her family and loved to craft, sew, and make lots of chocolate covered pretzels. She will be missed dearly by so many.
Rita is the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Piehler of 53 years; loving, caring, and devoted mother of Donna Walker and her husband Andrew. Rita is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and dear friends. She was also predeceased by her parents Biacio and Giovannina Papagna (nee- DiGiacomo) and her many loving sisters and kind brother.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rita's viewing on Saturday August 17, 2019 after 9:00AM in the McGuinness Funeral Home 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ where her Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11 AM. Interment Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Twp.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the American Heart Association.
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