RITA ALINE CROSS - ST. ALBANS - Mrs. Rita Aline Cross, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born in St. Albans, Sept. 3, 1923, daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Chicoine) Berger. She married John Nelson Cross. Mr. Cross predeceased her in 2004. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the America's Court of Fanny Allen, the Ladies of St. Anne, and a former member of the Fanny Allen Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a sister, Lucille Wayne and her companion, Paul Desorcie. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, John; and sisters, Carmen Firkey and Gloria Grew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Interment will follow in the Cross family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans. Friends may call at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Online condolences may be sent to her family at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 29, 2012