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Rita  Ann  Coogan
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Obituary for Rita Ann Coogan

Rita Ann (nee Patterman) Coogan, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Newark, on Thursday, February 15, 2018, with her loving family by her side. Rita was born and a lifelong resident of the Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ.

Rita was a Crailer for Redco (Reddaway) Manufacturing, of Newark for 19 years retiring at age 75. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Barbara St, Newark where she was Sergeant of Arms for 38 years.

Wife of the late John “Jack” Coogan; devoted and loving mother of John Coogan and his wife Kathy and their daughter Katelyn Coogan, Valeria Martin and her husband John and their daughter Justine Martin, Mary Coogan Jones; dear sister-in-law of Mary Coogan Konchalski; sister of the late Irene Bielski, Bernadette Farley, Bernie Patterman, Mary Majowski, Edward Patterman and Joseph Patterman.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the Funeral on Wednesday, February 21st at 8:30 am at the Rucki-Bernauer (Buyus) Funeral Home, 426 Lafayette St., at Wilson Ave., Newark. Thence to St. Benedict’s Church, Newark, NJ, where at 9:30 am, the Funeral Mass will be offered. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. Visitation Tuesday, February 20th 4 - 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Make a Wish Foundation, www.wish.org/Donate, would be graciously appreciated.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

20

Feb

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rucki-Bernauer Funeral Home

426 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Visitation

Wednesday

21

Feb

8:30 AM
Rucki-Bernauer Funeral Home

426 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

21

Feb

9:30 AM
St. Benedict 's Church

65 Barbara Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Cemetery Details

Location

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

225 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936


Memorial Contribution

Make a Wish Foundation

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