Rita A. Shemeth

Rita A. Shemeth, 73 of Danbury, wife of the late Charles Shemeth died on Monday, October 31, 2011 at the Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care, Danbury.

Mrs. Shemeth was born in Bethel, CT, September 24, 1938, a daughter of the late William P. and Antonina (Politika) Michael.  A lifelong area resident, she attended Bethel schools, Albertus Magnus College and was a member of St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church.

Mrs. Shemeth was a homemaker.

She is survived by a sister, Helena Michael of Danbury; three nephews, David Bonadio, Michael Bonadio and William A. Michael; two nieces, Lisa Schang and Pamela Wyman as well as several grand nieces and grand nephews.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10 am in St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury with Archimandrite Michael Skrocki officiating.

Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Shemeth’s memory and honor may be made to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (D.A.W.S.), 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT  06801   www.daws.org

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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