Rita M. Samsel
May 12, 2022. Rita is predeceased by her mother, Isabelle Christopher. She is survived by her children, Tim (Shannon) Gross, Kyle (Maggie) Samsel, & Danielle (Eric Demorest) Samsel; father, Thomas Christopher, Jr.; grandchildren, Eliana Gross, Jaxon Gross, Dominic Samsel, Anna Samsel, Mia Samsel, Eric Demorest, Jr.; siblings, Thomas Christopher, III & Josephine (Kevin) Gross; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.
Rita's life story will be shared during her visitation at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.), Wednesday, May 18th, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Rita's Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Thursday, May 19th, 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave.
Rita's Life Story
Rita was born February 27, 1967 to Thomas and Isabelle Christopher of Rochester, NY. Thomas worked as a barber and bartender, while Isabelle worked at Donuts Delite. Rita attended grade school at Britton Road and went on to high school at Greece Arcadia.
Rita was adventurous, charming, caring, compassionate, and fun. She worked at Wegmans and attended both Lakeshore Community Church and St. Charles Borromeo Church. In her free time, Rita enjoyed horseback riding, collaging pictures, swimming, and spending time with her animals (cats; Sergio and Mitsy, and dogs; Gemini and Angel). She loved animals and would take care of any she came across. Rita was also a fan of Christian Music, Alanis Morrissette, Law and Order, and Cops.
Rita's children were the most important part of her life. Tim, Kyle, and Danielle are her legacy and the people who touched her life the most. Rita was a free spirit who inspired people with her kindness and sense of adventure.