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Rita (Schlichting) McGrath

December 30, 1927 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 91)

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Rita McGrath 91, of White Plains, NY passed away on July 20, 2019. Rita was born on Dec. 30, 1927 to the late Alexander and Ethel (nee Kelly) Schlichting in White Plains, NY. Professionally Rita was a Social Worker for the Dept. of Social Services in Westchester County. Rita was predeceased by her devoted husband John McGrath in 2010. Rita is survived by her loving children Kathy (Craig) Adams of White Plains, NY, James (Deborah) McGrath of Queensbury, NY, John (Jean) McGrath of Ft. Myers, FL and Gary (Joni) McGrath of Carlsbad, CA. She is also survived by her sisters Dorothy (Ed) Richardson of Escondido, CA, Elizabeth (Robert) Stone of The Villages, FL as well as her thirteen cherished grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Rita was predeceased by three brothers Richard, James and Peter. Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, NY on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY to follow.


21 West Stevens Ave

Hawthorne, New York 10532


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July 24, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hawthorne Funeral Home
21 W. Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Funeral Mass
July 25, 2019

10:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Church
2 Broadway
Valhalla, NY 10595

July 25, 2019

11:15 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 W. Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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