Obituary of Rita Irene Stevenson
Rita Irene Stevenson
1927 – 2022
Minoa, NY – Rita Irene Stevenson, 95, of Minoa, formerly of Utica, passed away August 18, 2022 at the Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Minoa.
Rita was born April 2, 1927 in Utica, NY, the daughter of Frederick H. and Irene V. (McCabe) O’Neil. She was educated in New Hartford schools and went on to graduate from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY in 1949. On January 20, 1951, Rita Married John H. Stevenson in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, sharing a union of 55 years until his passing in 2006. She was employed with the Oneida County Department of Social Services, Medicaid Division until retiring in the late 80’s.
Rita is survived by 5 children, Janet “Miney” (& Thomas G.) Huggins, West Chester, PA; Alan N. (& Mary Ann) Stevenson, Westborough, MA; Suzanne (& Donald T.) Garrigan, Harwinton, CT; Frederic F. Stevenson, Syracuse, NY; Lisa D. (& Robert) Mikkelson, Potomac, MD. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Rita is predeceased by her son, John Scott, and her grandson, Erik Stevenson.
Rita’s family would like to recognize Courtney Stevenson, who had opened up her home and provided wonderful care to Rita for many years while she resided in Syracuse.
Mrs. Stevenson’s funeral services are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton, will also take place privately.
Arrangements are entrusted to R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton, NY.
Online memorial and guestbook available at www.rpheintzfsi.com.