Rita Marie (nee McAdams) Kauffman, 79, of Somers Point, NJ (formerly of Pennsauken, NJ) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 31, 2017. Rita is lovingly remembered by her husband of 3 years Morton L. Bates. She is survived by her children Gerald J. Kauffman, Jr., Greg Kauffman, Jane Conolly, Joanne Buber, Regina Myers, 13 grandchildren and her siblings Joseph McAdams, William McAdams, Marianne Hathaway, Jack McAdams, Kathy Pacheco and Geraldine McAdams. She was preceded in death by her first husband Gerald J. Kauffman, Sr. in 2007 and her siblings George McAdams, Elizabeth Geraghty and James McAdams. Rita is survived by 2 stepchildren Debra Mountenay and James Bates. The viewing will be held Thursday evening January 4, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at the family's home at 1310 Roberts Ave., Somers Point. Mass 12pm Friday at St. Joseph's Church, 606 Shore Rd., Somers Point. Ent. Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to AJ Foundation for Children with Autism, PO Box 234, Wycombe, PA 18980 (http://www.ajfoundation.org) in tribute to Rita's granddaughter Bryn Buber or Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561-5340.