Rita Connors

Obituary of Rita Connors

Rita A. Connors, 95, of Grooms Road died on Monday June 4, 2018 under the wonderful care of the Samaritan Hospital Dr’s and staff  in Troy.  She was born in Rensselaer NY on Jan. 30, 1923 and was the daughter of the late William and Agnes Bruso.  She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey W. Connors. Sr.  For over 20 years, Rita and Harvey had worked several local area and South Carolina craft shows together.  She was a devoted house wife and mother.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Crescent.


She is the mother of Jo-Anne (Jack Devine) Lanne, Rita (Roy) Adams, Diana (Louis) Altobello and Harvey (Lora Eriole) Connors, Jr.; sister of the late William Bruso, Doris Ristau, Vickie Peters, Agnes Yates, Mary Janet Fyvie and Frank Bruso; also survived by 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Rita was pre-deceased by her grandson, David Lanne.


Funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 am from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065.


Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm Wednesday (today)  in the funeral home.

Interment will be in Clifton Park Center Cemetery, Clifton Park, NY


Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Park/ Halfmoon Emergency Corps., 15 Crossing Blvd. Clifton Park, NY 12065,  Community Hospice of Rensselaer 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01104.