Rita Stainback
In Memory of
Rita Marie
1937 - 2018
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Obituary for Rita Marie Stainback

Rita Marie  Stainback
Rita “Gaga” Stainback (nee. Hourigan), 81, of Kingston, New York passed away on May 1, 2018 surrounded by family at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Rita was the youngest of 8 born to the late William and Mary Alice Hourigan on January 28, 1937 in Queens, New York.

Rita will be remembered for her vibrant personality and quick-witted nature. She loved meeting new people and was known as the life of the party, building relationships with friends both old and new. Rita shared a love of cooking, sewing, and showing a strong sense of pride for her Irish heritage.

Rita is survived by her daughter, Dawn; grandchildren, Sean, Caitlin, Nyasa, Chelsea, Henderson, Courtney, and Makinde; and three great-granddaughters, Malaya, Violeta, and Dalia; and two sisters, Alice and Mary. Rita is predeceased by her husband, Berry Stainback, and son, Deron Stainback.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus.

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