Rita Merino Obituary

Rita L. Merino
Rita L. Merino

March 31, 1967 - June 10, 2018
Born in Loja, Ecuador
Resided in Nutley, New Jersey


Rita L. Merino, 51, of Nutley, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Beloved daughter of Esperanza & the late Felipe Merino. Dear sister of Byron and Carol Merino. Cherished aunt of Amanda, Sophia, Matthew, Laurynn & Mia. Miss Merino was the Global Project Manager in the Immunology and Inflammation therapeutic area at Sanofi. During her 18 years of dedicated service with Sanofi, Rita embraced the company's mission of providing patient access to much needed new therapies. She received her BS in Biology and MBA in Pharmaceutical Management from Seton Hall and her MPH from Boston University. Rita was a loving sister and aunt who personified the meaning of family. She lived life with grace and optimism and loved to travel. She achieved success and forged relationships in both her personal and professional life and was generous with both her love and time. We will miss her but know she is in the hands of God forever with her father Felipe. Funeral Mass Friday 11AM at Queen of Peace R.C. Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday 9-10:30AM at the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123.



Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home
425 Ridge Rd
Lyndhurst, NJ US 07071
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Funeral Mass
Queen of Peace R.C. Church
10 Franklin Place
North Arlington, NJ 07031
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ US 07031
Friday, June 15, 2018


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PO Box 98018
Washington, DC 20090
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123