Rita Rose Mook



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Rita Rose Mook   Rochester:  (1932-2023) Died peacefully, October 11, 2023 at the age of 91, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Norman “Buddy” Mook.  Precious mother to Diane (Richard) Nicolas, Norman G. (Mary Ann) Mook III, Joanne (Frank) Canora, and Kathleen (Jeffrey) Hayden. Loving grandmother to 12, great-grandmother “GiGi” to 16. Survived by loving sister Catherine “Ann” Schneider. Predeceased by brothers James and Robert Kinney, sisters Helen Rezebek and Margaret Hartman. Mom was sweet, kind, and loving to everyone. She was funny and game for anything-especially the casino and bingo. Her favorite thing was being with family—camping, parties, holidays, vacations, or just a visit. She was known as a HUGE Buffalo Bills fan from the beginning of the franchise. Her Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, (October 21st) at 12 NOON at First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Rd, Hilton, New York 14468.  In lieu of flowers, hug your mother and tell her how much you love her.


  1. Kari Dutton on October 13, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Loved this lady. Such a sweetheart! She was GiGi to 3 of my grandchildren and loving to us all! You will be missed Rita!

  2. Kerry Estes on October 13, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Sending love and prayers to your family.

  3. David Hayden on October 13, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    She was a WONDERFUL Grandma Mom.

  4. dawn curylo on October 13, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Condolences to your family Jo, you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  5. Beverly Conway on October 13, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    All my prayers for Rita, such a beautiful soul. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  6. Ashley on October 13, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    She was truly the best. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all of her heart and genuinely loved to be around them every chance she got. Love you like crazy, Grandma ❤️

  7. Missy on October 13, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Dear Grandma, I loved coming to visit you, from sleeping over as a girl to playing rummy as an adult. You were always welcoming and thoughtful and made us feel extra special. I will miss you dearly and will keep your memory alive with Sophie. Love ya like crazy. ❤️

  8. Karen Dickerman on October 13, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Rest in peace sweet Rita. Sending hugs and prayers to the family.

  9. Ken Nice on October 14, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Diane, my sincerest apologies to you and your family. Ken

  10. Deborah Tyler on October 16, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Diane and Family, Doug and I send our condolences to you. Rita was so sweet and kind and we always enjoyed our visits with her. Keeping you all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  11. Connor Courtney on October 17, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Rita is was an awesome woman. She was a great friend to me and I thought of her like a grandma to me . I’ve known her since I was a little kid. I always loved seeing her at parties and especially when she would come to Buffalo. I would visit her when I was walking around the neighborhood. She knew alot of my interests and I always would talk about my interests with her. We always talked about cool things.

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