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Obituary of Rita Webster (DeFrank)
Rita J. “Rete” Webster age 83 died on March 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1934 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Mark and Essy (Chamberlain) Barringer and had lived in this area all of her life.
Rete graduated from Brockport High School in 1952. She had worked for over 20 years at SUNY Brockport as an Administrative Assistant, retiring in 1996. She loved gardening, reading, knitting, bird watching and playing cards; she especially enjoyed playing poker with her poker friends. Rete and her late husband George loved dancing to big band music and loved traveling to anywhere it was warm and with a beach. Her greatest love and enjoyment were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rita was predeceased by her husband George Webster in 2012; infant brother Dale Barringer, siblings Bob and Donald Barringer, Dorothy Quaranto, Phyllis Catlin. She is survived by her children Greg (Beth) DeFrank of FL, Doug (Betsy) DeFrank of OH, Michelle (Mike Vendetti) Goudreau of Holley, Terri (Gary Smith) Fanton of Holley; grandchildren Sheldon (Samantha Kunc) Goudreau, Jamie Fanton, Dani Fanton; great-grandchildren Noah Goudreau, Taryn Fanton, Korban Goudreau; step-grandchildren Jamie (Andrew Niederhofer) Vendetti, Julie Vendetti, Paul Vendetti; step-great-granddaughter Kayla Niederhofer; sisters Elizabeth Beaney of Syracuse, Gale Woodworth of Holley; special nephews David (Kelly) Quaranto, Paul (Christy) Quaranto both of Holley; life-long best friend Nete Wicks, along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Rte. 31 Holley on Monday April 2nd 4:00pm-6:00pm where her Funeral Service will follow at 6:00pm. Private burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411. If you must send flowers, she loved all flowers except lilies.