Rita U. Holland (nee: Kowalski), 99 years old of Burton, born October 21, 1920 in Cleveland, Oh, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Loving mother of James (Ellen) Holland, Gail (Francis) Lawton, Gloria Wagner, Marybeth Bushea, and Brian Holland. Beloved grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 6.
She was preceded in death by her husband James, son Larry, and her parents.
Rita was a 60 year member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Newbury and one of the original members of Legion of Mary. She enjoyed singing in the choir, chaperoning the St. Helen’s unicycle team and volunteering for numerous church functions. Rita was kind and friendly to any one she met.
Friends will be received at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM and also Tuesday at 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Helen’s, 12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065 followed by burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Helen’s Building Fund.
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St. Helen's Building Fund
12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury OH 44065