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Obituary of Rita Christiansen
Christiansen, Rita – age 96, went to her heavenly home on Feb. 14, 2023. She was a beloved mother to Lynn (Matthew), and the late Ralphie. Loving grandmother of Heather (Joshua). Proud great grandmother of Masson and Griffin, Dear sister of the late Elvira and Aldo. Rita was a woman of faith who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family, friends, and the Community of Oyster Bay, for over 80 years.
She spent over 25 years working for U.S. Life and Company in New York City. She loved to play piano and accordion, and sing solos in church; her favorite song was "Blessed Assurance." Her Down Syndrome son, Ralphie, would often join in the singing, which was always a delight! She will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff at Christian Fellowship House in Syosset, New York, for their kindness and care of the last five years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the AHRC Nassau in Brookville, NY, an organization close to Rita's heart, can be made at www.ahrc.org
Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY, Friday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service at Oyster Bay Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
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