Rita A. Nocerini

IRON MOUNTAIN – Rita A. Nocerini, 73, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Guido and Helen (Brinki) Nocerini. She attended Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School with the class of 1959, and later attended Northern Michigan University.

She was a U.S. Army veteran, and following her honorable discharge, she returned to the Iron River area in 1963. In 1974, she moved to the Iron Mountain area to make her home. She was a member of the DAV Chapter 23, AMVETS Post 777, American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. She was a Green Bay Packers fan, and enjoyed children and watching T.V.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin, Raymond, Robert and Roy Nocerini.

Rita is survived by her brother, Ralph (Judy) Nocerini of Phelps, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, with Rev. Bonny Kinnunen to officiate. The West Side Veterans will accord military rites following the service.

Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

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