A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Philip Rogers at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Saint Charles Church for Mary Rita Durkin, 94, who passed away peacefully Monday evening at Canfield Place Assistant Living.
Mary Rita was born March 25, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Loftus Hitchcock.
She graduated from South High School and Youngstown College and was an Elementary School Teacher for Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Austintown.
Mary Rita was a member of St. Charles Church, its over 55 club, she was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the garden club at St. Charles. Mary Rita was also involved in St Christine’s senior citizen group, she enjoyed the YMCA in Boardman.
Her Husband James J. Durkin whom she married July 13, 1944 passed away on September 14, 2001.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Patricia (John) Bell of West Middlesex, Pa. and Carol (Edward) Johnson of Boardman; her three grandchildren, Christopher Bell, Janine Haines and Timothy Johnson; and five great- grandchildren.
Family and friends may call from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday at St. Charles Church 7345 Westview Dr. Boardman, oh. 44512.
Material tributes can be made in Mary Rita’s name to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Youngstown, Oh. 44512.
Arrangements are being handled by the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary
and send condolences.