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Rita Connelly

April 4, 1937 — March 17, 2023

Roscoe, New York

Rita Connelly

Rita Connelly of Roscoe, NY, a homemaker and a long time area resident, died Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Roscoe Regional Rehab. and Residential Health Care Facility, Roscoe, NY.  She was 85.

The daughter of the late Domenico and Julia Longo Crescente she was born April 4, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York.

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Connelly of Bronx, NY and Teresa Tecce and her husband Carl of Roscoe, NY; her sons, Joseph Connelly of Hudson, NY and Ralph Connelly of Bronx, NY; four grandchildren, Nicole, Ryan, Pepe and Eric; and two great grandchildren, Dean and Luca.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial contributions in Rita's name may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of America, which provides millions of kids and teens a safe place to develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun. (

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or

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