May 25, 1960 – June 11, 2021
Rita Busardo-Bartlett passed away on June 11, 2021.
Beloved wife of Michael Bartlett. Loving daughter of Elaine and Henry Blumenthal and step-daughter of Phyllis. Beloved sister of Debbie (deceased), Donna and Elaine (Jimmy). Beloved stepsister of Linda and Anthony. Cherished aunt of Jennifer, Julia, Nicholas, Grady, Kira, Kevin, Brian and Indira.
Rita was a native New Yorker and a member of Yorkville’s YaYa Sisterhood. Rita loved Long Beach with Mike, toes in the sand, a drink in her hand and making people laugh with her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. Last, but not least, Rita was always forgiving and loving us all.
Visitation for Rita will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, 352 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128. Funeral Service Thursday June 1,72021 11:00 AM at Chas Peter Nagel Funeral Directors. Interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery to Follow.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChasPeterNagel.com for the Busardo-Bartlett family.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
June 25, 2021
My Dear Rita,
I'll always remember the first day of school at St. Monica's, I was hysterically crying because I didn't want to be there and Rita came over to me to make me feel better - then she gave me her brand new Flintstone"s pencil case! That's Rita! Kind, funny, protective Rita! She was one of a kind and I will miss her always and forever. Rest In Peace Rita....xoxoxo Eileen
Kelliann Kirby Santaniello
June 17, 2021
Rita I cannot remember when you were not in my life.
From 81st Street, 75th Street, to St. Monica's, Carl Schurz, to York Avenue to Long Beach.
You were one of the MOST insightful friend that I ever MET.
I could talk, cry and laugh with All in one conversation. Whenever I left you; I would ALWAYS feel connected, loved, understood, better and would be chuckling as I walked away.
I HOPE you KNOW how YOU IMPACTED MY LIFE. YES RITA...YOU...YOU
LOVE YOU FOREVER and MY Life Will Not BE the SAME WITHOUT YOU...LOVE & HUGS..HUGS KELLI
June 16, 2021
Rita, I will forever remember the laughs we shared over you reminding me of how much of a terror I was as a child. Your laugh was contagious and that smile was golden. I will also always remember you and Mom letting me crash your wine nights at the nail salon. You will be greatly missed but forever in our hearts. Sending my deepest condolences to Mike and your family. <3
June 16, 2021
My sweet Rita Bonita, we came into each other's lives after you and Mike trusted me to care for your sweet Maddy girl and then a genuine friendship developed, one that I will never forget and ALWAYS cherish!!
We had SO many laughs, sincere talks and MORE laughs after that! You and Mike always Made me feel welcomed and had the best Hallmark Christmas with Madison right by our side lol!🎄🐾❤ It saddens me that I won't have you in my life and will miss you SO much Rita, my heart is heavy without you here, but I will keep you close to it always my friend. 😔🙏❤
Rest easy now with no more pain and I'll always be your Chim Chimmeny, I love you with all my heart,
June 15, 2021
Rita, I meet you through my sister Heidi but we became friends instantly. You always enjoyed hanging out with all of us and especially loved when Haley was putting people in their place at 5 years old and Caroline being an angel(as you always called her). I will forever miss our margaritas together and our Friday night dates to the nail salon making a scene until Sue Sue throw us out! Oh the good times… My heart aches that you left us way to soon💔. I pray you are in a better place looking down on us 🙏🏻 Thank you for your friendship you will be so missed,RIP!
Sending condolences, love and hugs to her husband Mike Bartlett and Family
Tara Carman Ofria
June 15, 2021
Too many memories to share, I would be here all day. I just want to say how heart broken I am that you are no longer here . My best friend in life. 50 plus years..🥲💕. Life was easier with you by my side, making me laugh . I’ll miss calling you, complaining about everything & you telling me “Ta, get over it”. Lol. I love you my dear friend. It hurts not having you here. Xoxo