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Rita J Matranga
Rita J Matranga
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Rita J. Matranga (nee Bilotta), on July 7, 2024, of Bellmawr, NJ formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 88.

Beloved wife of the late Philip S. Matranga. Devoted mother of Joseph M. Matranga (Rosemarie B), Steven N. Matranga (Donna DeMatteo), and Cheryl Ann Matranga. Loving grandmother of Gina Chobert (Daniel), Christina Behringer (Halston), Philip Matranga, and Daniel Matranga. Adoring great-grandmother of Brayden J. Chobert, Anthony J. Chobert, and Jax J. Behringer. Dear sister of Andrew Bilotta (Emily), Regina Lozzi (Lou) and the late Ronald Bilotta (Lona). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Rita never forgot her roots. She was a Philly girl through and through-never missing an opportunity to do the famous Mummer's strut. At 21 years old, she married Philip and a year later moved to Bellmawr, NJ where she lived for 65 years. For the past 3 years, she lived at The Landing of Washington Square in Sewell, NJ where she felt at home with many other Philly natives.

A whiz with numbers, Rita was a bookkeeper by trade. She worked for Schulman Air Freight and Hessert Construction for most of her career.

Rita loved being a grandmother to her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren as a caregiver when they were growing up. She never missed an opportunity to attend sporting events, recitals etc.

Having been raised in South Philly, it's no surprise that Rita was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. She never missed a Phillies or Eagles game. In her free time, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards and traveling.

There will be a visitation from 9:45am to 10:45am on Friday, July 12, 2024 at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ. Funeral Mass 11am in the church. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita's memory to American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741, www.cancer.org

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12
Friday
St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

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Funeral Mass

Jul
12
Friday
St. Joachim Parish; Annunciation BVM Church
601 West Browing Road
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Interment

Jul
12
Friday
New Saint Mary's Cemetery & Mausoleum
515 W. Browning Road
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
12:00 PM

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R Rita J. Matranga on Jul 11, 2024

M MaryJo Gordon on Jul 10, 2024

My deepest sympathy to the Matranga and Bilotta families. Rita was such a wonderful person with the biggest heart. She treated me and my sisters as if we were her daughters. She will truly be missed. Rest in eternal peace, Rita. I have no doubt you are in heaven with your husband.

D Diane Sbrocchi on Jul 9, 2024

Sending our Condolences and prayer to Joseph, Steven, and the family during this difficult time. We have many memories with Rita, her trips to Las Vegas, her wonderful home cooking and her zest for life and Love of family and friends. Your Mother was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. RIP

D Dolores and Bob Famiglietti on Jul 8, 2024

Rita was our neighbor when we lived in Bellmawr. Many years ago. We have been friends since 1963. I will always remember the bus trips to New York every year. Our sincerest condolences to her family. God Bless. Dolores and Bob Famiglietti.

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