Brexel, Rita D. (nee Genovese) – Peacefully at home on Nov. 16, 2017, age 89, of Bayville, NY. Beloved mother of Charles (the late Elaine), Carol Kennedy (John), Stephen, Christine, Theresa Barker, Thomas (Patricia), and Robert. Cherished grandmother of nine. Proud great grandmother of five. Dear sister of Constance Genovese, Carol Meringolo (the late Pat), Lilyan Burns (the late Eugene), and Frank Genovese (Florence). Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, Sunday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville, NY Monday, 10:00 a.m. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Elaine Brexel LMS Memorial Fund Direct Research, PO Box 52697, Tulsa, OK 74152 www.lmsdr.org. For further information visit www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.