Mary Rita Groth passed away on June 7, 2014. She was born on October 21, 1926 to Peter Thome and Julie Thome (Barlan).
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After a long career as a Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense, she enjoyed travel and was involved as a devout Catholic and an active member in both the parish and community. Mary Rita was a long time member of Respect Life of Colorado Springs. She had a special affection for Saint Rita of Casia.
Mary Rita was preceded in death by her brother Peter. She is survived and deeply missed by her sister-in-law, Susan, nieces and nephews; Suzanne Paul, John Thome, Tony Thome, Kathryn Thome Wilson; twelve grand nieces and nephews, and a host of dear friends.
A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Pikes Peak Citizens for Life Education Fund.
Published in The Gazette on June 12, 2014