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Rita Church

Rita D. Church (Hedger)

July 28, 1947 - November 1, 2020
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Rita D. Church, 73, of Daniels Dr., Wampsville, NY, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born July 28, 1947 in Oneida, NY a daughter of Hugh R. and Eloise Andrews Hedger. She was a graduate of Morrisville High School and received her Associates Degree in nursing at SUNY, Morrisville. She was a registered nurse at SUNY, Morrisville and then Loretto Healthcare in Syracuse until retiring. Rita was a talented crafter who had a booth at the Eclectic Chick in Oneida.
Surviving are her children, Dana Cox of Charlotte, NC; Deborah Church and fiancé Ed Armstrong of Wampsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Lynn Hedger of Ballston Spa; Raymond and Danielle Hedger of Morrisville; Randy and Lynda Hedger of Kannapolis NC; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joe) Ryan of Glendale, CA; Heather Cox of Charlotte, NC; Wade Miller of Cookeville, TN; several nieces and nephew.
Funeral services will be private on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville, followed by interment in the Welsh Church Cemetery, Nelson, NY.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11am to 1pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Wanderers Rest Humane Assoc., PO Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032.
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  • Visitation

    November 5, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    November 5, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Morrisville
    31 Cedar St.
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  • Funeral Service

    November 5, 2020 |
    November 5, 2020
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Morrisville
    31 Cedar St.
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    The service and interment are private
    Rev. David Mayo
  • Interment

    Union Cemetery at Welsh Church
    Address Not Available
    Nelson, NY
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Tracy Chawgo

Posted at 06:55am
Deb and Dana:
Our deepest heartfelt condolences for the passing of Aunt Rita. She’s in a better, calmer, safer place now. Hold her memory in your heart.

All our love, along with our families.
Tracy, Troy and Tim Chawgo

Kathleen Cederborg

Posted at 04:27pm
Rest In Peace Rita. I am sure John(Cederborg) will meet you and show you around heaven. My sincere sympathy to all the Church and Hedger families. Heaven gained a great race track photographer🙏🏻😢🏁🏁

Chris Damico

Posted at 03:44pm
Rest In Peace Miss Rita! I will always remember you because of your kindness and humor!
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