Rita F. Bertino (nee Valentino), age 97, of Hammonton, NJ passed away Friday, February 5th, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital in Washington Twp., NJ surrounded by her family. Rita was very active in the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church as a member of the Altar Rosary Society and St. Rita Society. She worked in the rectory for 14 years and enjoyed volunteering in the religious articles stand during the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival in Hammonton, NJ. She also previously worked for Curtis Publishing Company and the Modern Clothing Company. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony F. Bertino, Sr., her mother, Carmela “Millie” Valentino (nee Capasso), her two brothers Bill and Richard Valentino, and her sister Marion Giberson. Rita is survived by her son Anthony F. Bertino, Jr., her daughter-in-law Dawn Bertino (nee Christinzio), her two grandchildren Michael and Johnny Bertino, and her sister Jeanne Tratta (Robert). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing Thursday, February 11th, from 9:00-11:00am at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, 500 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church, 226 French St, Hammonton, NJ 08037.