Rita M. Rush, 86, Poughkeepsie
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Mrs. Rita M. Rush, 86, of 1964 South Rd., passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, after battling pneumonia.

Rita was born on June 21, 1924, in Fort Covington, NY, the daughter of Edward and Doris Conway Sabrey. She graduated from Moira High School. She graduated from Adirondack Business School in Malone and completed her secretarial course at CCBI in Syracuse. She married Lloyd Rush on May 11, 1957. He predeceased her.

In early life, she was employed at the Maytag Store in the Record Dept. in Malone for many years. She also worked in Syracuse at Excelsior Ins. for 3 years. Finally she was employed by Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. in the north. Rita was an avid reader and enjoyed home decorating, and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Brand of Highland; a son, Jon and Nancy Rush of Rochester, Minn; four grandchildren, Shawn Curtiss, Chris Brand, Ryan Rush, and Alex Rush; two great grandchildren, Annalee Curtiss and Madeleine Brand; a sister, Rose and Roy Rush of Massena; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Blanche Sabrey on May 14, 2010.

There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, August 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Notre Dame Cemetery in Malone. There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club in Malone.

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