Rita Cecilia WRIGHT

January 15, 1927August 10, 2019

Rita C. Wright, 92, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Memory Lane Cottage, Tampa, FL. She was born in Cashton, WI. Rita was the oldest child of George and Luella Schreier. She had three sisters and a brother: Pauline, Mary Lou, Beatrice and Donny.

Rita was married to Harry W. Wright for 59 years. She was a stay at home mom who raised their six children. When Rita was not attending to the children, she was working on ceramics, growing roses, reading books, entertaining guests, traveling, exercising and playing bridge. Rita was a meticulous bookkeeper and organizer.

She is survived by her sons, Harry G. (Lisa) of Marco Island, FL, John of Monroe, MI and Richard (Lynnette) of Ponce Inlet, FL; daughters, Mary Beth of Tampa, FL, Susan (Jeff) Blankenheim of Chisago City, MN and Ann McGonigle of Newberry, FL; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law, Jacqueline (Bill) Zenk, Lyndon Station, WI.

Rita was thankful for her family and good health. She had no regrets and would not have wanted to change anything about her life.

Rita was deeply loved by her family and friends. A Catholic mass will be held in her honor. A family gathering to celebrate her life will take place in Tampa, FL. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Sat., 9/14/19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station, WI. Luncheon at the family’s cabin following the funeral.


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Lynnette Wright

August 14, 2019

Rita was a wonderful mother-in-law. She did not ever criticize or make me feel inadequate. In fact, Rita praised me for being a wonderful mother. She never wanted to be intrusive and was always considerate. Rita was willing to help out with her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. After I had Raena, I asked if she would come and help out, she did not hesitate. When she arrived she asked me to show her exactly how I wanted things done. I knew then that she was very special. Rita said she wanted to do things just the way I! I thought I had won the lottery and that set the tone for our future relationship. Rita was a great listener and loved hearing stories about her family. We loved spending time with her. She was very easy going and up for whatever WE wanted to do. Rita was a perfectionist and her home was always meticulous. She could fold sheets like a machine. I asked her to teach me, but I could never learn her technique. Rita had many interests and talents. She had a very busy and full schedule but always made time for her family. I feel very fortunate to have had her in my life. I will miss her and I know she as at peace.