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Rita Furlong1

In Loving Memory

Furlong, Rita A. (nee May)

July 2, 1927 - January 26, 2024

Asleep in Jesus on Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Furlong, Jr.; devoted mother of Kathleen (Bill) MacKeen, Frank P. (Carol Gander) Furlong, David (Linda Hagan) Furlong, and Kevin (Julie) Furlong; adoring grandmother of Kristin (Brandon) Anderson, Billy (Zaya) MacKeen, Lauren (Michael) Sneed, Kelly (Bryan) Holton, Erin Furlong, Ryan (Erin Gravatte) Furlong, Kyle (Matthew Fairbank) Furlong, and Megan (Matthew Bybik) Furlong; cherished great-grandmother of Lily Holton, Ella Holton, Margot MacKeen, and one baby boy on the way, due in July. Rita was one of 11 siblings, and is survived by her sister, Barbara Linder. Our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL (10151 Gravois Rd 63123) on Friday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:30 AM. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


5 thoughts on “Furlong, Rita A. (nee May)”

  1. Dear Rita,
    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you at Kevin and Julie’s home, and I don’t think I ever had the opportunity to tell you how much I, too, love this branch of your family. My son and his family are out of town, and they as well as my friends know I consider Kevin, Julie, their kids and extending family, my “St. Louis family”. I can’t begin to tell you how kind and thoughtful they have been to me.
    I know your last few years have been difficult. Rest in peace knowing you left this world a better placed through your children and their families, to whom I offer my heartfelt sympathy.

  2. I remember some wonderful holiday dinners Rita cooked with lots of family around. She was a great cook! She was also a great conversationalist over the phone and always had a great sense of humor. She “love, love, loved” her family and I was privileged to know her for most of my life.

  3. Sam and I loved visiting with her in Florida, for many years. Sam loved talking to Rita about golf. She was a pleasure💕
    Our deepest sympathies to the family,
    Marlene & Sam Bradberry


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