Rita Jane Macnamara

November 1, 1950February 12, 2014

MACNAMARA, Rita Jane 63, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 12, 2014. She lived most of her life in Dayton before moving to Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents George and Marie (Holland) Macnamara. Rita is survived by three sisters, Mary Connell of Cleveland, Pat Bujard (Judy Payne) of Milwaukee, WI, Anne (Arthur) Raby of Cleveland. Also surviving are her Aunt Florence McDaniels; 10 nieces and nephews, Marie (Brian) Hagerstrand, David (Joanna) Bujard, Anne (Robert) Hunter, Joseph (Susan) Raby, Mike (Karla) Raby, Andrew (Deitzah) Raby, Martha Connell and her fiancé Rob Sajcic, Eileen Connell, Daniel (Erin) Connell, Cathy Connell Rita’s BFF, 14 great-nieces and nephews. She attended and graduated from the Montgomery County Retarded Children’s Program. She participated in programs for the developmentally handicapped in the Dayton and Cleveland areas. While in Dayton she participated in the Special Olympics and competed in swimming at the state level. There will be a Gathering of Family and friends Saturday, February 15, 2014 starting at 10:00 am at the MARIA JOSEPH LIVING CARE CENTER, 4830 Salem Avenue, Dayton. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Rita’s life will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Robert Monnin celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers her family asks that donations be made to Menorah Park Adult Day Care Center, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 in memory of Rita. Arrangements entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL, 675 West Wenger Road. Messages of sympathy and support to her family may be made at:


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 15, 2014

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February 16, 2014

To Mary and the whole Connell family. I am saddened to hear of Rita Jane's death. I enjoyed her so much and I will miss her, as I know you will. Please accept my condolences.
Debby Gould

Robert Bujard

February 15, 2014

Sorrow for loss of your sister, Pat and twins.

February 14, 2014

Ann Marie and Mary Louise,
I received an email from Frannie Straukamp about your sister's death. I am sorry for your loss. I wish I could attend the funeral mass, but already have plans for that time. I had forgotten that you had a younger sister. I hope to see you both some time in the future.
Agnes Reitz Brinkman

Sue Scheffer Retter

February 14, 2014

You have my sympathy in your loss.

February 13, 2014

Throw all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (1Pet. 5:7)