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Rita Viola (Buonassisi) Garcia

May 25, 1932 January 26, 2018
Rita Viola  (Buonassisi) Garcia
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Obituary for Rita Viola (Buonassisi) Garcia

Rita Viola (Buonassisi) Garcia, age 85 years, of Clinton Township, NJ, died on Friday, January 26, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY, May 25, 1932, she was the wife of the late Joseph Garcia of Mariner’s Harbor, Staten Island, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Conchetta Pompa Buonassisi (Giaco) and Great-grandmother of the late Lisa-Marie Halstead. She relocated and resided in Forked River, Lacey Township NJ., from 1984 up through this past year.

From 1974 she volunteered her office expertise for many years at St Joseph St Thomas School office in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island NY.

After her education she was an administrative assistant / secretary working for Consolidated Edison Staten Island in the 1950’s, after her family was grown she was again employed as an administrative secretary at the Bank of Tokyo in NYC and as a legal secretary in Ocean County, NJ.

Surviving are a daughter Margaret Ann Garcia-Mathier of Asheville NC, a son Joseph Vincent Garcia and daughter-in-law Lisa Garcia of Staten Island. Two granddaughters: Susan Halstead Polston and her husband David, Jo-Anne Mathier-Minner and her husband Kenneth, and four great-granddaughters: Samantha Brown, Kaylee Halstead, Jerica Minner and De’Andra Minner, and her many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Rd, Annandale, NJ. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306, on the back upper level of cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St. Flemington, NJ 08822.

For your preference memorial contributions may be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, or to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, or download form and mail to above address or By Phone: 877.832.6997.

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6:00 PM 1/29/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home

147 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home
147 Main Street Flemington 08822 NJ
United States





10:00 AM 1/30/2018 10:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

316 Old Allerton Road
Annandale, NJ 08801

Immaculate Conception Church
316 Old Allerton Road Annandale 08801 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


Moravian Cemetery Final Resting Place

2205 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY

2205 Richmond Rd Staten Island NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hunterdon Hospice

215 Route 31 South
Flemington, NJ 08822

Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675

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