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Rita Coleman

Rita Coleman

Saturday, December 7th, 1940 Friday, May 24th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Rita M. Coleman (O'Neill)

Rita M. Coleman 78 of Manasquan, NJ died Friday, May 24, 2019 surrounded by her family. Rita was a parishioner of St. Denis Church Manasquan. She was an active member of the community. She was a member of the Sea Lavender Garden Club in Manasquan and maintained the garden on Fourth Avenue. She was also a member of the Manasquan Seniors, and Shade Tree Commission. Her greatest pleasure was the relaxing on the beach and riding her bike through town.
Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, William F. Coleman. Surviving are her children; William Jr. and Carol Coleman, Nora Coleman and Steven Signorin, Stephen and Maria Coleman, 2 grandchildren; Jack and Christopher Coleman and 1 great grandchild Ben Biafore. She is also survived by her brother Howard O’Neill.
Visiting will be Tuesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, 11 AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. Elizabeth Church, Avon. Donations may be made in Rita’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth's Church, Avon by the Sea
    424 Lincoln Ave.
    AVON BY THE SEA, NJ
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. Dean Gaudio
  • Interment

    Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery
    350 Province Line Rd.
    Wrightstown/Arneytown, NJ
    Friday, 11:30 AM in the Shelter at the cemetery.

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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Cindy Vaile

Dear Missie and family, all our love and sympathies to you all. You are in our heart and prayers. We are thinking about you at this difficult time. Keep all the love and memories close in your heart! Love Cindy Vaile and family.
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Love Michelle & Andy

Missy and Steve, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
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The Pizzillo Family

In loving memory of Rita Coleman, an honored member of the Manasquan Shade Tree Commission. Rita was such a beautiful and loving friend - we miss her dearly, and will always remember her.
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Kristy & Jennifer O'Neill

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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The Noyes Family

Our hearts go out to all of you. Although I don’t know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all comfort and peace as we remember Rita.
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