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Rita O’Connor

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On October 16, 2020 @ 10:39 am In Obituaries,South Euclid | 11 Comments

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RITA B. O’CONNOR (nee Koch), aged 78 years, beloved wife for 52 years to Edward, loving mother of Kimberly Tucker (deceased) (husband Darian – wife Cyndi), cherished grandmother of Joseph, David and Sarah Tucker, cherished sister of Lois Melle and the late Lewis, Margaret and Nelson Koch, fond aunt and grand-aunt to many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Jennings Center (Granger Rd.) or the American Cancer Society.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 11 AM. Burial Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Holy Cross Cemetery (Akron) at 1 PM. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Rita at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) MONDAY 4-8 PM.  NOTE: Face masks and social distancing required at all times.

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Condolence from Eric Koch on October 16th, 2020 6:24 pm

Love you very much Aunt Rita!! We’ll miss your laugh and always cherish the memories!

Condolence from Katie and Gil Holzhelmer on October 17th, 2020 11:35 am

Dear Ed and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember you and Rita from marriage encounter in the early 80s at Saint Louis church. I remember Rita as a warm and outgoing person. You are in our prayers

Condolence from Beth Stec on October 17th, 2020 8:30 pm

Rita was responsible for introducing my mom and dad :). She was always smiling and had the best laugh. May the angels speed her to paradise where I’m certain that she and Kimmy are having a great time catching up!

Condolence from Evans family on October 19th, 2020 5:47 am

Though your hearts must hold sadness right now, May it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be apart of you. Praying that God will comfort your heart uplift your spirit and carry you through this time of sorrow. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Sharon Martin on October 19th, 2020 10:05 am

We are so sad to hear that Rita passed away. She battled long and hard for so many years. We remember her at many joyous Christmas Eve celebrations and her dedication to helping others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Harry and Sharon Martin

Condolence from Margaret Kelly on October 19th, 2020 10:18 am

sorry for ed loss of rita a life time of memories

Condolence from sharon barnes on October 19th, 2020 10:22 am

condolence for the passing for rita i had a life time of memories

Condolence from kevin kelly on October 19th, 2020 10:23 am

sorry for ed loss of rita a life time of memories

Condolence from April Dieckman-Hall on October 19th, 2020 11:37 pm

Dear Ed and Family; Rita was a WONDERFUL person and I will greatly miss her and the time we spent together. She fought long and hard to remain here on earth. My thoughts, prayers and love are being sent to you Ed. Do not let your heart be heavy because Rita is with your lovely daughter Kimmy and she is at peace. I will love you and miss you dear friend!!!!

Condolence from Lou Brodnik on October 20th, 2020 10:00 am

Peace to you, Ed. It was good knowing Rita and it still is.

Condolence from Carol Grell on October 20th, 2020 11:37 am

To Rita’s family and friends: I worked with Rita at Menorah Park quite a few years ago. She was always a kind, friendly person. I offer my sincere sympathy and sorrow.

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