Rita Cannata


Rita (Cherkasky) Cannata, 94, of Glen Rock, NJ passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, she resided in Glen Rock since 1953.  She was an active and faithful member of Central Unitarian Church in Paramus.  She was a former member of the Belles & Beaux Square Dance Club of Elmwood Park.  Rita enjoyed dancing, arts & crafts and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Prior to retiring, she was a pharmacy aid with Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

Loving and devoted mother of Robin Cannata and wife Brooke and Jay Cannata and wife Joanne.  Cherished grandmother of Elisha Pouch and husband Sean, Daniel, Alyson Harmon and husband Jonathon, Laura and Marissa.  Dear great-grandmother of Madelyn, Nicolas and Tyler.

All funeral services are private.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3 pm at Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rita to the Central Unitarian Church or the Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 would be appreciated.  Please write “restricted to Valley Hospice” in the memo section of the check.

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Robin & Jay - We are sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a remarkable woman who was active and independent. She had a full life; she was blessed to have two wonderful sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May she rest in peace.

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