SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Antoinette (Rit) Tanner of Suffern died Sunday, Dec. 13. She was 96.
Tanner was born in October 1919 in Tuxedo. In 1939, she graduated as a registered nurse from St. Michael's School of Nursing in Newark, N.J. She worked at Tuxedo Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for seven decades.
Tanner was an active member of the Sloatsburg, Airmont, Spook Rock, and Hillburn senior citizens clubs and a member of the Tuxedo Italian America Club
She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Tanner; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Rittendale; her brothers, Louis and Frank; and her sisters, Carmela Antonelli and Raffaele Salemo.
She is survived by a sister, Philomena Pelzer of Suffern; her daughters, Patricia Ogden, Linda Sutherland, Elizabeth Bauer and Sandra Boss; seven grandchildren, Robert J., Cori A., Robert L., Thomas, Brian, Joseph and James; and nine great-grandchildren, Liam, Brooke, Brianna, Elizabeth, Carissa, Gabriel, Michael, Jace and Luke.
A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Suffern on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of one's choice.
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