Rita Hadra Rusco




Born: September 8 1920

Death: May 27, 2011

RUSCO Rita Hadra Rusco (Ardoyno), of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on May 27 2011. She was born in Cleburne TX September 8 1920. Rita married Jack E. Hadra September 10 1941 and soon moved to North Manitou Island MI where she was Postmaster. She had two children Nicholas and Rita Hadra. After settling in Muskegon MI she became Associate Director of United Way. A North Manitou Islander for nearly fifty years Rita authored the book North Manitou Island Between Sunrise and Sunset. Rita was preceded in death by husband Jack E. Hadra and husband Kenneth Rusco; son Nicholas Hadra and brothers Hugh and Jim Ardoyno. Surviving are daughter Rita Pesano (John); grandchildren Nicholas Olejarczyk and Gena Kaiser (Andrew) and great-granddaughter Ally Kaiser; brother Matthew Ardoyno (Lucille); friend Christine Osterman and nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Paul the Apostle Church Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider presiding. Interment Oakwood Cemetery Muskegon. Vigil service 7:30 PM. Visitation 6-8 PM at the OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Hospice 2100 Raybrook SE Suite 300 Grand Rapids MI 49546-5783 or St. Paul the Apostle/ Daniel J. Donnelly Education Foundation 2750 Burton SE Grand Rapids MI 49546-4998.

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