Rita M. Ryan,73, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday. March 13, 2020 at the Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, NJ. Born in the Bronx, NY to her late parents, Antonio and Elisa Mazzella, she formerly resided in Paramus and Barnegat, NJ before moving to Little Egg Harbor. Rita was employed at the Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin before she retired.
Surviving are her beloved husband, James Ryan; her two loving children, Jeffrey and his wife Kathleen Ryan, Christopher Ryan; three cherished grandchildren, Anthony James, Logan Gainor and Christopher James Ryan.
Viewing will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ. Mass offered Wednesday 11 AM at St. Mary's Church, 747 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat. Private cremation to follow.
Due to the National Emergency the family would like to assure family and friends that they understand that it may not be possible for some to physically attend the services, in order to personally express their condolences. They encourage them to not feel obligated and ask that you leave your name and condolence on the funeral home website. If you are unable to leave a condolence on the website, please call the funeral home to leave your name. This list of people will be read at the viewing, recognizing your heartfelt sympathy. (www.BarnegatFH.com)
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