Maria Rita (nee Jannitto) Lariviere, 78, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in Medina.
She was born in Waterbury, Conn., on May 18, 1930. She received her registered nurse degree from St. Maryâ€™s Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury and was a licensed registered nurse in Connecticut, New Jersey and Ohio. She worked at Medina General Hospital before beginning her second career in computer consulting. Rita was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she served on the parish council.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Earl; sons, Mark (Barbara), David, Stephen (Beckye) and John Lariviere; daughter, Michele (the Rev. Scott) Moon; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, James (Marie) and John (Madelyn) Jannitto.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.