Obituary Notice: Rita A. Martini

Rita A. Martini, 81, of DuBois died Friday at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James and Loretta (Rayburg) Fitzpatrick.

She retired from Catholic Charities after more than 10 years of service.

She was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.  She enjoyed baking and gardening.

On July 19, 1952, she married Eugene R. Martini.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2011.

She is survived by five children, Rita Kruk and her husband, Dr. Stephen Kruk and Cheri Miknis and her husband, Ron , all of DuBois; Rick Martini and his wife, Darlene of Brockway; Judy Brosky and her husband, Bill of Falls Creek; and Jim Martini and his wife, Debbie of Newark, DE; two brothers, James Fitzpatrick of DuBois and Earl Fitzpatrick and his wife, Pat of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Rose Rafferty of Jacksonville, FL; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Lawrence Fitzpatrick and three sisters, Betty Cavalier, Barbara Fitzpatrick and Marian Smith.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Fr. David Foradori as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed with the DuBois Area Catholic School, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.

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