81, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on April 23, 2017 with her family at her side. Rita was a middle and high school teacher with the Maplewood, NJ, Board of Education for 45 years prior to her retirement in 1994. Prior to teaching in Maplewood she had also taught in Holy Family Academy, Bayonne. Rita was a member of the N.J.E.A. and Saint Mary’s Church Rosary Society. Rita was predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Rose (nee: Sisk) Weaver; siblings, James Weaver and Joyce Ponik; and a niece Christine. She is survived by a brother, Robert Weaver; nieces & nephews, Michael, David, Rosemarie, George and Rosellen. Grand-nieces & nephews Erin, Dylan, Casey and Christopher; and great-great nieces, Sadie and Riley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rita’s memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.