Rita M. Kowaski Gates: Thursday, August 9, 2018. Predeceased by her husband, Frank Kowaski; brothers and sisters. Survived by her daughters, Susan Burke, Wendy (Mark) Flynn; grandchildren, Jennifer Burke, Jeffrey (Marissa) Burke, Tracy (Matthew) Smith, Heather Flynn; great-grandchildren, Gunnar and Kira Smith, Estella and Enright Burke; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Friends may call Thursday (August 16th) 9-11 AM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (Aug 16TH) 12 NOON at St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory. For more information or to sign Rita’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.

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  1. Dear Wendy & Family
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know of my love and prayers for all. Your Mom was a sweetheart.

  2. Jen and family I am so very sorry for your loss. May you rest in the assurance that she is made new and is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Prayers of peace and comfort go out to all of those she left behind. (((Hugs)))

  3. Wendy, I will always remember your Mom with a smile. I was so sorry today to read about her passing. I have such good memories of all of the nights spent on Birr Street and her great listening skills and advice! My prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. Wendy, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was truly the best, and I will always remember Birr Street, and her laugh!

  5. My thought and prayers are with you Wendy and Sue! Aunt Rita was an amazing woman and always loved being around her. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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