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TROWBRIDGE - Rita J. 88, of Irving, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday evening December 19, 2010 in Lakeshore Hospital. Born September 13, 1922 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Benzula Funk. Rita was an avid golfer, card player and a very devote Catholic.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert Trowbridge; one brother Vince (Pat) Funk and three sisters Anne (Tom) Redding, Chris Frye and Ruth (Dennis) Downs. Rita is survived by her five sons Bob (Gail), Dick (Daisy), Jim (Jill), John (Sheryl) and Brian (Jill) Trowbridge; two daughters Betsy (Ron) Vandenbush and Janet (Paul) Krumm; four brothers Joe (Teedee), George (Polly), Phil (Carol) and Ray (Dora) Funk; one sister Lucy (Penny) Tee; 12 grandchildren; five great-granddaughters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora. Online condolences available at

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