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Rita Purdy, 62, Of Ramsey

RAMSEY, N.J. – Rita Purdy, a resident of Ramsey, died Sunday, July 10. She was 62.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, she immigrated to the United States in 1969. She was a member of St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn. She was a waitress with Horizon Diner in Ramsey for four years.

She is survived by her child, Tanya Mellett; grandchild, Morgen Mellett; sister, Aline Simonyan; niece Laura Rensel and husband Peter; great-nephews, Nicolas and Pele; and former spouse Terance Purdy.

She was predeceased by Christopher Purdy and Eric Simonyan.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday with a service at 2 p.m. at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 or Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Please write “restricted to Hospice” in the memo section of the check for donations to Valley Hospice.

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