Obituary: Rita P. Rife, age 66, of Milford

Rita P. Rife, age 66, of Milford, beloved wife to Richard W. Rife, Sr., passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Born January 24, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of Agnes the late George Rodko.

Rita was a graduate of Harding High school and later worked for Attorney Melvin Stoltz in Milford. Rita always enjoyed taking trips to the casino.

She is survived by her loving husband Richard W. Rife, Sr., children Richard W. Rife, Jr. (Faye), Michele P. Johnston (Joseph) and Lori C. Soderlund (James Emming). She is also survived by her mother Agnes Rodko, her sister Patricia Mitchell and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rita was predeceased by her father George Rodko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 12:00 pm at St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford, CT 06460 (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Burial will be private. Friends and family may call on Thursday, January 15th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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