Private services have been held for Rita Fitzgerald, 73, of Jersey City. She died peacefully April 28. Rita was born in Jersey City and lived there her whole life. She was a factory worker for General Pencil in Jersey City for many years before retiring in 2006. Rita was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Edna (nee) Collins, her brother, Albert, and two sisters, Mary and Florence Golden. Surviving are her sisters, Dolores Threm and Eileen Travis. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Fallon Funeral Home, Jersey City.