Rita Nan Peretz (Schaeffer), 81, of Bloomfield died Aug. 12, 2011. Born in Irvington, she lived in Bloomfield for the past 42 years.
Mrs. Peretz taught at the Burnet School in Newark for 11 years and in the Bloomfield and West Orange school systems.
She graduated from Newark State (Kean College) and continued her graduate studies at Montclair State University.
She served on the board of electors in Bloomfield and on the Bloomfield town council. She served as vice president of programming for the Maplewood-South Orange chapter of Jewish Women International for 14 years.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Harry; two daughters, Susan Zeiri of Teaneck and Wendy Alfieri of Nutley; a sister, Lila Kantrowitz of West Orange; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 14 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel of Clifton.