Age 97, of Brooklyn Park, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away March 3, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Ambrose & Kathryn; and 7 brothers & sisters. Survived by 8 nieces & nephews; and a host of great-nieces & nephews. Rita traveled the world working as a field director for the American Red Cross. Mass of Christian Burial 3PM Friday April 19, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 7101 143rd Ave NW, Ramsey, with visitation one hour prior to Mass.