Rita Vanore

rita vanore

July 29, 1931 ~ April 23, 2019

Vanore, Rita nee: Lanza, age 87, a lifelong resident of Fort Lee, on April 23, 2019. She was a Legal Secretary for Marotta & DiMiglio Law. She also worked as the Administrator & Secretary for St. Nicholas R.C Church, and a member of most of their Organizations, Lunch Aid at School #4, and was active in the Main Street Senior Citizens. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Vanore. Devoted mother of Deborah Grill and her husband Larry, Dina Braun and her husband Jeff and Robert Vanore. Cherished grandmother of Edward, Lawrence, Anthony, Laura, Lisa, Erica, Andrew & Michael. Loving great grandmother of Anthony, Nathaniel & Brielle. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 4:00 -8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. All are asked to Assemble Friday for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Brinkerhoff Avenue & 13th Street, Palisades Park at 10:30 AM. Family requests no flowers, they would prefer Mass Cards. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Mass: April 26, 2019 10:30 am

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: April 25, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I know Rita from working at School 4.
    My Condolences to her family, she was a lively lovely person. Rest peacefully Rita.

  2. I'm so sorry to get the news of my cousin's passing, she was indeed a beautiful soul. I'm going to miss her dearly. Irene

  3. Rita was such a lovely lady and will be missed. I knew her through the
    senior center and she attended a few parties at the Elks with me. Miss you Rita

  4. Rest In the love of Christ forever, and pray for us. I pray for you Rita my condolences to your family.

  5. Rite and I grew up in North Bergen. Our families were friends and we went to the same high school (Emerson HS). After graduation, we lost touch with each other but in 1960, circumstances brought us together when I was pregnant with my son and she had just had a son, Robert, I think.

    I found her on the internet a few years ago and we connected again and spoke on the phone. I was saddened to learn of her death. She was one year my junior.

    My condolences to her family. We both went back some 85 years together.

    Dolores (Terzolo) Winberry

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