McArthur,Rita (nee Burke) on August 7, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Ted (Peg), Chris (Lori) McArthur and the late Tim; dear grandmother of 8; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday, August 31st, 4 PM-7PM. Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY, 716-627-2919 where a funeral service will be held immediately following. Online Condolences at www.LAKESIDEFUNERALHOME.com.
Rita was a loving and caring woman, but she always had her own certain way of doing things. She had an amazing sense of humor and would always be laughing. Being very creative, she had very artistic hobbies like ceramics and had a kiln in her basement. For her son Ted’s wedding she made all the groomsmen steins. She also had a green thumb and was the president of the Hamburg garden club for many years.
Rita was the loving mother of three children; Ted, Tim and Chris and loving wife of her late husband Edward. Even though her father jokingly told her that her marriage didn’t have a snowballs chance in hell. Rita did the books for a couple local businesses and she never allowed waste. If she had left over food, she would always make sure it was put in the appropriate containers having grown up in the depression. She started cooking healthier when Ed had bypass surgery and once made him a turkey meatloaf wrapped around a pickle! Although…she made awesome gravy to help with the way she prepared her meats….dry. Collecting frogs was a passion of hers once she learned the acronym FROG, Fully Rely On God. Rita will be dearly missed by her family, friends and loved ones.