Rita Horan Specht, 91 

Rita Horan Specht, 91; a 44-year resident of Ridgefield, CT passed into the hands of Our Lord on 11 April 2016 at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Ridgefield.  Rita was born 1 March 1925 in Port Chester, NY.  She was predeceased by her parents John J. Horan and Mary T. (Flynn) and infant sister Dorothy all of Port Chester, NY.

Surviving is her husband of 57 years Ralph B. Specht, of Ridgefield, thankful for her love and compassion.  Also surviving are two stepchildren:  Michael B. Specht (wife Debra A. (Rizzo) deceased) of Johnstown, PA and grandchildren Gregory, Stephanie and Susan;  Robert C. Specht and wife Barbra A. (Deveney) of Dover, PA and grandchildren Andrew and Jesse; and three children: Marilyn A. Adusei-Poku, husband Kwadjo S. and grandchildren Christopher and Daniel all of Dhahran, Saudia Arabia; Sharon E. Denny, husband James S. and grandchildren Claire and Matthew all of Havertown, PA; John W., wife Shani Burke Specht  and grandchildren Henry and Johanna of Bethel, CT.

Rita was a 1947 graduate of the College of New Rochelle, NY with a BA degree in Arts and Sciences.  Subsequently she worked for Beardsley Ruml, Economist in NYC, Teleregister Corp., Stamford, CT and as Executive Secretary at Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield. Following retirement she volunteered to edit books for the blind at Ridgefield Library as well as being an ardent homemaker.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton R.C. Church and a member of the Prime Timers, Ridgefield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton R.C. Church; 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery; Rye Brook, NY.

Friends will be received on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

—by the family