Rita M. Schuster

Rita M. Schuster

Canandaigua – Rita M. Schuster, age 93, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

She is survived by three sisters, (her twin) Rose M. Joyce, Barbara (Richard) Nowakowski and Alice-Ann Schuster; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three siblings, Vincent Schuster, Kathryn Walrath and George Schuster.

Rita was born in Livonia and was the daughter of George and Marie (Kervin) Schuster. She attended Livonia schools and was a graduate of Livonia Central School, class of 1944. Rita attended SUNY Geneseo for one year and then earned a nursing certification from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester in 1948.

She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital and also did private duty nursing in the Rochester area, retiring in 1985. Rita was a life member of NYS Nurses Association, a member of St. Mary’s Church, Ontario Co. Historical Society, Granger Homestead Society and Sonnenberg Gardens, where she volunteered. She was also a volunteer for Office of the Aging, for the Meals on Wheels program. Rita enjoyed gardening and genealogy.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, September 18 at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m., at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Shelly Road, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or The Granger Homestead Society, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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