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Mrs. Rita B. Chew, age 97, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – Surrounded by her loving family at home, Rita passed peacefully on December 7, 2022, at the age of 97. (nee Boyle). Loving wife of 57 years to the late Edgar D. Chew. Loving mother of Ritamarie Simmons (George), Edgar D. Chew, Jr. (Rose Mary), Bernadette Chew (Tom Woods), and the late Colleen Chew. Cherished grandmother of Colleen Simmons (Neil Macready), Kevin Simmons (Michela), John Chew, Mary Pecoraro (Daniel), Edgar W. Chew, Zach Haas and Wyatt Haas (Tatum). Loving great-grandmother of Meghan, Jean Marie, Savannah, Levon, Jack, Rose, Grace, Joseph, Francesca, Mila and Isabelle. Beloved sister of Eddie Boyle and the late Marie Ann Boyle. Screen Shot 2021-12-13 at 11.15.02 AM

Rita was born on February 3, 1925 to the late Edward and Wilhelmina Boyle. She was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1942 and received her bachelor’s degree from Glassboro State College. Rita worked many years as a social worker for the Division of Youth and Family Services in Camden. She was a lifelong, faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Monday morning, December 19th, 2022 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM at St Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in the church. Interment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Msgr. Lucitt’s Needy Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please write in memo, Rita B. Chew.

Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Rita B. Chew. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:            

                                       McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME:

                                               Gloucester City  Ph: 856-456-1142