Rita R. Mann-Simons, of the Town of Newburgh, born on November 23, 1954 in Port Chester to Joan & John Mann where she lived and worked until 1978 when she married Roger Simons. They lived in Wappinger Falls for a short time, then settled in Newburgh, NY. She worked for General Re Insurance as a secretary and then as an actuarial assistant for 17 years. She then became a homemaker, to take care of her two children. Rita also did part time work up until 2008. She then went to work for Hudson Valley Rehab as cleaner and then as an Activities Specialist for 6 years before retiring in 2014.

Rita loved horticulture, reading books and the art of coloring.

She is predeceased by her mother and father, Joan & Jack Mann and also by her younger brother, Reed G. Mann.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Roger Simons, Jennifer Lankpoop her oldest daughter, her husband , Christopher Lankpoop and 2 grandchildren, Ava and Olivia Landkpoop all of North Carolina. Her youngest daughter, Terese Simons of Virginia; her sisters, Jackie Walker, Rhoda Jefferies and Kathy Pride; and older brother John Mann and a host of nephews and nieces.

Services will be held privately at a later date at the discretion of the family.