Rita P. Reardon
Loving Mother & Grandmother
Rita P. Reardon (nee Polifka), 88, of Chatham, NJ, passed peacefully on September 9, 2016. Born in Orange, NJ, raised in South Orange and has lived in Chatham since 1952. Rita was a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s College, Morristown, NJ. She raised a family of five children in Chatham and then went to work for Marsh & McClennan as an Assistant Vice-President and Accounting Manager in Morristown. She was a member of Minisink Pool, a water Safety Instructor with the Red Cross. Rita loved tennis, paddle tennis, skiing and swimming. Rita is pre-deceased by her father John and mother Josephine, and brothers, William and John. Survived by her five children, James & Cheryl Reardon, Douglas & Paula Reardon, Debra & James Smith, Michael Reardon, Kevin & Ruth Reardon, grandmother of Logan Reardon, Andrew Fisher & Sarah Reardon, and her brother Robert Polifka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Patrick’s Church, Chatham. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.
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