Sr. Rita Mary Morrissette, OSM

Sr. Rita Mary Morrissette, OSM

June 19, 1927 – April 14, 2021

Preceded in death by parents, Delma and Vina (Julius) Morrissette; stepmother, Cordelia Morrissette; brothers: Raymond, Leo, and Kenneth Morrissette; sisters: Lena Bennett, Rose Evans, Linda Sasser, Jeannette Greenwood.  Survived by siblings: Philip Morrissette (Betty), Thomas Morrissette (Karla), Donald Morrissette (Mary Lou), Pauline Bordeau, Gloria McClay (Don), Joyce Smith, Theresa Ferguson (Hal), Joyce Smith; sister-in-law, Barbara Morrissette.

 VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Sunday, April 18th at 3:30pm, followed by WAKE SERVICE at 4:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, April 19th at 10:30am, all at Servants of Mary, 7400 Military Avenue.  Memorials are suggested to Servants of Mary.

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  • Elizabeth Morrissette Posted April 18, 2021 4:52 pm

    GOD has you in his arms, I have you in my heart. I have plenty of memories of my sister-in-law Sister Rita, her smile, caring nature and love of family. The Vigil was beautiful and full of caring love for Sister Rita..❤️

  • Thomas carlin Posted April 20, 2021 12:37 pm

    Sr.. Rita Mary, you were my first principal in grade school,,holy name, 1966-1968. You made sure I ate all my peas. I fond memories of you at servite convent( chapter group)

  • Bill & Francine McIntyre Posted April 23, 2021 1:04 pm

    Sr.. Rita Mary was there for my mom (Doris Seymour) and our family the very first day she arrived in Saranac Lake. We met her at my dad’s funeral. She has been a close family friend ever since. She is an amazing woman and will be missed by us all. There sure is a new angel in heaven.

  • Arthur LaBaff Posted April 23, 2021 1:06 pm

    May she rest in Peace of the God she knew and loved. Fr La Baff

  • Michael Lacey Posted April 11, 2022 1:56 pm

    Sister Rita Mary was our principal at Servite Detroit during the 70’s at a time when the area was rapidly changing. She did a good job at welcoming students from all backgrounds, and even comforted the student body when a senior was killed by the police in November, 1975. She was very hard working and devoted to the students. I have only fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.

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