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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH

OBITUARY

Rita Rose Pritchard

February 17, 1922December 25, 2019
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Rita Rose Pritchard, 97, loving daughter of the late Pauline and Anthony Rose entered into rest December 25, 2019. Dearly beloved wife of 69 years to the late Robert Sheppard, cherished mother of Dave (Kathy), Paula (Don) English, Pam (Bill) Spangler, Dale (Leslie), Patti (Paul) Leopold, and Dan (Beth). Loving grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 17. Dearest sister of the late Rosemary Warnkey, B.J. Sweeney, and Jay Rose. Rita went to Flora Stone Mather College 1 year and then Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School 1 year. She was a partner in her father’s business, A. J. Rose Mfg. Co. Her vocation was to be a wonderful Mother and Grandmother to her large family. Her love of God, family, golf and tennis kept her busy loved and happy. VISITATION: SUNDAY DEC. 29, 2-5 pm at the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 LORAIN RD, FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO 44126. Mass of the Christian Burial Monday 10:00 a.m. at St Angela Merici Catholic Church, 20970 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Rita Pritchard’s memory to the St. Angela Merici Guardian Angel Fund at the above parish. Online condolences at www.corrigancraciun.com 440-331-0500.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Sheppard, Husband (deceased)
  • Dave (Kathy) Pritchard, Son
  • Paula (Don) English, Daughter
  • Pam (Bill) Spangler, Daughter
  • Dale (Leslie) Pritchard, Son
  • Patti (Paul) Leopold, Daughter
  • Dan (Beth) Pritchard, Son
  • Pauline Rose (Holchin), Mother (deceased)
  • Anthony Joseph Rose, Father (deceased)
  • Grandchildren: 17; Great Grandchildren (17); Sisters and brother: Rosemary Warnkey (deceased), B.J. Sweeney and Jay Rose
  • DONATIONS

  • St Angela Merici Guardian Fund

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2019

Memories

Rita Rose Pritchard

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veronica koepke

December 29, 2019

Rita was a Beautiful Lovely lady inside and out. I truly enjoyed the time in my life when I knew her, not only from the family (Warnkey and Pritchard) but good days at Westwood Country Club.

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Veronica Koepke

Timothy Gibbons

December 27, 2019

With deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire Pritchard Family:
Death is nothing at all- I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way, which you always used to, laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for your, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing has passed; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever-we will all be one together with Christ. (Tallow Carmel-Ireland)

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Biography

Rita Rose Pritchard, 97, loving daughter of the late Pauline and Anthony Rose entered into rest December 25, 2019. Dearly beloved wife of 69 years to the late Robert Sheppard, cherished mother of Dave (Kathy), Paula (Don) English, Pam (Bill) Spangler, Dale (Leslie), Patti (Paul) Leopold, and Dan (Beth). Loving grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 17. Dearest sister of the late Rosemary Warnkey, B.J. Sweeney, and Jay Rose. Rita went to Flora Stone Mather College 1 year and then Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School 1 year. She was a partner in her father’s business, A. J. Rose Mfg. Co. Her vocation was to be a wonderful Mother and Grandmother to her large family. Her love of God, family, golf and tennis kept her busy loved and happy. VISITATION: SUNDAY DEC. 29, 2-5 pm at the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 LORAIN RD, FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO 44126. Mass of the Christian Burial Monday 10:00 a.m. at St Angela Merici Catholic Church, 20970 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Rita Pritchard’s memory to the St. Angela Merici Guardian Angel Fund at the above parish. Online condolences at www.corrigancraciun.com 440-331-0500.