Rita Bernardi Cobosco, 94, formerly of Athens, GA, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL, where she had resided for the past six years. A native of Williamsport, PA, Mrs. Cobosco was a daughter of the late Michael and Esther Bernardi. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cobosco was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Cobosco; her sister, Dorothy Freshwater of Springfield, VA and brother, Michael Bernardi of Williamsport, PA. She was a member of St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary and an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed her many Bridge clubs and was a veteran of the U.S. Waves of World War II. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. Survivors include daughters, Karen Crim of Boca Raton, FL and Wendy Dasher (Charles) of Cary, NC; son, David Cobosco of Billerica, MA; grandchildren, Melanie Crim (Andy Francis), Jason Crim, Alarie Sechler, Cameron Sechler, Kyle Fogel, and Nicholas Cobosco; and great-granddaughter, Estella Francis Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at St. Joseph Catholic School with Father Paul Moreaux officiating. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, 958 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606. Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com . Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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