Rita C. Parente (nee Peterson) died on Aug. 12. Beloved wife of the late Arnold. Loving mother of Ralph (Marilyn) and Regina Gorman (Thomas). Cherished grandmother of Ralph, Paula, Thomas, Corinne and late Michael. Devoted great-grandmother of seven. Funeral mass was held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with interment at Long Island National Cemetery. Donations would be appreciated to Ozanam Hall, Bayside.