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HAGER, Rita Merino, Esq.

HAGER, Rita Merino, Esq.

HAGER - Rita Merino, Esq. Age 63, of Youngstown, NY, passed away on July 11, 2018 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Williamsville, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of R. Robert Merino, Esq. and Helen (Leone) Merino; wife of John P. Hager; mother of Lauren (Steven) Svec, sister of Hon. Robert (Gail) Merino, Esq., Mary Ann (Don) Ruff, Edith (Ralph) Penale, Janet (James) Tallerico. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one sister, Letitia (Henry) Nichols. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM in St. Bernard Church, 218 Hinman Street, Youngstown, NY. Everyone please assemble at church. Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304. For online condolences, visit

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