Rita Edson (Morenz)
Rita M. Edson, 88, wife of the late Robert E. Edson, Sr., died Friday, June 19, 2015 at MidState Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Meriden on May 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Doyle) Morenz, Sr.
Rita was a selfless person, who dedicated her life to her family and church. She was an active parishioner and Eucharistic Minister of St. Rose of Lima Church.
She is survived by nine children; Robert Edson Jr., of Meriden, Peter Edson of Meriden, Susan Edson of Baltimore County, MD, Elizabeth Edson and her husband James Mellor of Meriden, Jane Crocker and her husband Albert of Meriden, Karen Pregler and her husband Steven of Meriden, Thomas Edson Sr., and his wife Anna of Meriden, Linda Edson and her husband Richard Pizzonia of Middletown and Ellen Edson Quattrocchi and her husband Louis of Lincoln, NE, 17 grandchildren; Kelly Smith, Kattie Edson, Robert Edson III, Eric Edson-Ruffin, Kyshawn Ruffin, Amy Mellor-Gionfriddo, Grace Mellor, Heather Hoyt, Robert Rochette Jr., Kasey Pregler, Thomas Edson Jr., Maria Edson, Reid Pizzonia, Samantha Pizzonia, Greyson Pizzonia, Juliana Quattrocchi, Louis Quattrocchi III and Samuel Quattrocchi and seven great grandchildren; Lilly, Isabella, Dominick, Nathan, Brenna, Avery and Nolan. She is also survived by two sisters; Lorraine Waller and her husband Donald and Audrey Hollman, a brother Arthur Morenz Jr., her loving caregiver Josephine Kyem and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Claire Tierney and her brother John Morenz, Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Everyone is asked to gather directly at the church. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden on Monday, June 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 61 Colony St., Meriden CT 06451