December 11, 1921 - April 22, 2018
Schwenger, Rita Marie (Tortello), 96, of Egg Harbor City, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2018. She was born and raised on the family farm in Pomona, which is now a part of Stockton University. Thereafter, Rita resided in Egg Harbor City. She enjoyed being a student and graduated from Egg Harbor City High School in 1940. Rita married the love of her life, Charles F. Jr., in 1942. She then went on to have her beloved son, Charles F. III. Rita had a sense of purpose as a member of Our Lady Perpetual Help Parish, St. Nicholas Church. She was active in the Rosary Society along with other various parish functions. Rita served St. Nicholas School as a member and officer of the PTA. Her favorite role, which she will be most lovingly remembered for, was her focus on her family as a homemaker. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Jr.; parents, Maria (Mercurio) and Vincent “James” Tortello; siblings, Anna Dessicino Seabrook (Salvatore/Arthur), Eusamio “Sam” Tortello (Yolanda), Florence Brandoin (Felix), Yolanda “Helen” Dessicino Gualtiere (Albert/Albert), Caroline LaMonaca (Charles), Orlando “Bill” Tortello (Fay), Dorothy Powell (Frank), and Doris Bush (William). Rita is survived by her son, Charles F. III; grandchildren, Jennifer E. Kleid (Geoffrey), Jessica E. Farrell (Stephen), and Charles F. Schwenger IV; great grandchildren, Skylar and Tanner Kleid and Cole and Emma Farrell; sister, Lillian Tortello; sister-in-law, Veronica Schwenger; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a Catholic service at 11:00 AM at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave, Egg Harbor City 609-965-0357. Entombment will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing. For condolences or directions, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
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