The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


October 2, 2013

Rita M. Nestor, 91, of New London, was a nurse and Army veteran

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — Rita M. Nestor, age 91, of New London, N.C., formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Stanly Manor Nursing Home in Albemarle, N.C.

A native of New Jersey, Rita earned her nursing degree in 1944 from the Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing. She then joined the U.S. Army Air Corps; rising to the rank of Captain. Rita met her husband Joe, while serving at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. They served and lived in several states before settling in Honolulu, Hawaii, where they lived from 1963-2003.

Rita enjoyed working as an R.N. for Kaiser Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 17 years.

Rita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe.

Left to grieve her passing are her loving children, Robert Joseph of Houston, Texas and San Diego, Calif.; and daughter, Carol Nestor Sullivan and son-in-law, Larry of New London, N.C.

Funeral services will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001, or the charity of your choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is in charge of the arrangements.

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