Rita Veglak
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Rita Veglak
  • June 27, 1941 - December 11, 2017
  • Manchester Towns, New Jersey

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Rita Veglak (ne Vici), 76, of Manchester, NJ, passed away with her family by her side after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease on Monday December 11, 2017, at the Harrogate Health Care Center in Lakewood, NJ. Born in Fiume, Italy, Rita came to America with her parents Renato and Emilia and brother Marcello in 1951 and grew up in West New York, NJ. She married her husband Anthony in 1960 and they raised their sons, John and Peter, in Brooklyn, NY. Rita worked for many years as a bookkeeper and underwriter in the insurance industry. She and Anthony retired to the Renaissance community in Manchester in 2001 where she was active with her many friends in the Red Hat Society and Mahjong Club, and as a parishioner of Saint John's Church in Lakehurst. She was a devoted wife, a loving mom and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family.

Rita is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Anthony, by John and his wife Eve Prime, and by Peter and his wife Laura, her two cherished grandsons Joseph and Matthew, her dear brother Marcello and his wife Eileen Vici.


Family and friends are invited to Rita's visitation on Thursday December 14, 2017, from 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. Funeral Service will start at the funeral home on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 9 am, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered at 10 am at Saint John's Roman Catholic Church, 619 Chestnut Street, Lakehurst, NJ 08733. Private Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rita's memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org