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Mrs. Rita Jensen, of Gloucester City, GCHS Alumnus Class of '60, GHS Substitute Teacher


Rita Jensen (nee McGovern) Member of the Belles of St. Mary's Drum and Bugle Corp

Mrs. Rita Jensen (nee McGovern), of Gloucester City, died suddenly on November 23, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved daughter of the late John and Ann McGovern (nee Stolinski). Loving mother of Debbie (Tim) Blake, Wayne (MaryEllen) Jensen and Michele Lugiano. Devoted grandmother of Nicole McGlinn, Megan Jensen, John Jensen, Garrett Lugiano and Mia Lugiano. Cherished great-grandmother of Alyvia Gipson. Dear Sister of Mary Ann McGovern, Rose Marie McGovern and Tom (Marie) McGovern. Loyal friend to many.

Rita was a 1960 Graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and was part of the Belles of Saint Mary’s Drum and Bugle Corps. Rita started her career at Bell Telephone and then spent many years helping others as a Food Service Director at various schools and assisted living facilities in our area. 

Recently, she earned her teaching certificate and began substitute teaching for the Gloucester City School District. Rita was a lifelong and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. She loved to dance and swim and looked forward to Irish Weekend in Wildwood each September. She also enjoyed her daily shopping for her children and grandchildren, Rita truly dedicated her life to them. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Friday Evening from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Cremation and Inurnment private. 

Family prefers in lieu of flowers donations to Rita Jensen Memorial Fund: c/o McCann-Healey Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1071, Bellmawr, NJ 08099 – 1071. 

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