Rita M. Bedell, 84, of Castleton, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 2, 2022. Born in Albany she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Burnett) Hodgkins. Rita was married to her late husband Richard Bedell for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean (Patrick) Marcil. She is survived by the love of her life, Duster. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial calling hours will be held at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau on Friday, Feb. 18, from 3-6PM. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or to the Castleton Volunteer Ambulance, 1700 Brookview Road, Castleton, NY 12033.