Obituary posted by : Charlene Bruce- John , Daughter
Rita Bruce also known as Tanty,passed away Thursday, March 7th, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones.
Rita was born in Jamaica daughter of late Alfred and Alice Ogieste. Married to Joseph Bruce in 1966. They both then move to New Jersey in 1972.
In 1980 she obtained a degree in Nursing and worked for The University Hospital in Labor and Delivery unit for 20 years retiring in 2000.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Bruce in 2010 ;sisters, Elizabeth McNerney, Agnes McDonald and Nancy McCarthy; and brothers, John and Francis Ogieste.
She is survived by her children:daughters and daugther in laws; Chole, Hazel, Charlene, Pamela, Marybeth, Candice ; Lilly, Grace, Sonya, Lisa, Shay. Sons and son in law :Joseph Jr, Robert, Edward, Cain, Wayne ; Brennan, Lamar, Kwasi, Ted, Michael . Grandchildren; Simone, Blair, Shana, Antoynae, Noah, Dane, Lotoya, Miguel, Kareem, Keisha, Lola and six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephew.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18th at Trinity Temple Church 35 Hillside Ave Newark, NJ 07108. Visitation will be held from 9am-10:45am.
In lieu of gifts, please make a donation to The University Medical Center or NORWESCAP Food Bank.
Trinity Temple Church
35 Hillside Ave Newark, NJ 07108