Rita Butcher

Obituary of Rita E. Butcher

Rita E. Butcher, 79, of Howell Township passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Howell.  Rita was born in Morristown and raised in Madison.  She had lived in the Pacific Northwest before returning to New Jersey settling in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township.  Rita met her husband, Charles, and they moved to Howell in 1988.  She retired as a school nurse for the Howell Township Board of Education at the Taunton School.  Rita had a passion for the written word and took great pleasure shopping on and watching the QVC Channel.  Her main purpose in life though, was to take care of other people. 

Rita is survived by her husband, Charles Mazzarella of Howell; two children, Dena Smith and her husband, Johnny of Columbia, SC and Jeffry Butcher and his partner, Angelica of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren; and her brother, George Farndell and his wife, Sandra of Kennebunkport, ME.

A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, April 24, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  Interment will be private.  For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhom.com



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, April 24, 2023
Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road
Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States