Rita G. Munoz Chavez, age 87, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Rita was born on December 16, 1931 in Bayamo, Oriente Cuba, one of 6 children. As young person Rita enjoyed strolls around the town square which was customary in Bayamo. In 1961 Rita married Hector Munoz and welcomed a daughter the next year. They fled Cuba in 1967 while pregnant with Hector Jose to offer their growing family a better life in the United States. While she lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey for more than 50 years, she always considered Cuba home. As such, Rita always loved and found peace at the beach whether at the Jersey Shore, Miami or North Myrtle Beach. Rita has always been known for her deep knowledge of and devotion to many saints but held a special affection for St. Jude. She enjoyed church trips to St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore.
Rita left behind her loving husband Hector Munoz, daughter and son-in-law Ana & Henry Rodriguez, son and daughter-in-law Hector J. and Carolyn Munoz, two grandsons, Luke & Daniel Munoz. She is also survived by a brother Manuel Chavez and sister Generosa Chavez, cousins, many loving nieces and nephews, and special friends she considered part of her extended family.
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