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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service

113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY

OBITUARY

Rita Ezzie

February 28, 1937November 5, 2019
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Rita Ezzie, 82, of Congers, NY and formerly of Haverstraw, NY passed away on November 5, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in the Bronx on February 28, 1937 to Antoinette and Nunzio D'Arco. She spent most of her careeras a bookkeeper, was an animal lover, and had a passion for crocheting and cooking big meals for all who visited. She was an avid Yankee fan since her childhood days. Rita was a dynamic and giving person and a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother,great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband and childhood sweetheart Jerome Ezzie, her son Ron Ezzie and daughter Elaine Ezzie Cantone. She will be missed by her grandchildren Emily, Ryan, Jason, Kyle, and Dylan and her four great-grandchildrenKeaten, Avery, Aksel, and Everett. She was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. Services will be from 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday, November 15 at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Paul's Churchin Congers at 11:15 a.m. Interment will be private.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Teresa D'Lorenzo

November 16, 2019

Michael and I loved Aunt Rita very much and we spent many happy times and Holidays together with Aunt Rita and Uncle Jerry throughout the years. Aunt Rita and I became especially close after my Mom passed on … almost 7 years ago. Aunt Rita was very supportive to me and reached out to me in a caring way and I greatly enjoyed spending time with Aunt Rita and Uncle Jerry! Aunt Rita also truly loved our dog .. Little Missy … who was always welcomed at their home. When we said our final good-byes to Aunt Rita … Little Missy did also. Aunt Rita was always very warm and made me smile … she had a special way about her that I always considered very charming. Aunt Rita's warm smile will remain in my heart forever ... she will truly be missed.

Ellen Skorka

November 12, 2019

I think the memory I will treasure most, is sharing every holiday with my Aunts, ( uncles and cousins too). We never failed to make fun of ourselves and each other and laugh until we cried. I can still see Aunt Rita, crying and laughing simultaneously at the dinner table. Rest in eternal peace Aunt Rita. Send our love to everyone in heaven with you .

Heather Muller

November 12, 2019

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to your family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jim & Heather Muller

Ellen Gladstone

November 10, 2019

All the Kolpon’s are thinking of you. We all loved your family. Lefty has a good gin rummy game now as Sherry observes May Rita’s memory be a blessing. Take care

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