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Rita Goldate Taylor


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rita Goldate Taylor Obituary
January 8, 1934 - June 28, 2017 Rita Ann Goldate was the youngest of 4 girls born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Eugene Joseph Goldate and Sarah Jane Kelly. She attended St. Cecilia's Catholic Elementary School and Little Flower High School for Girls in Philadelphia. After graduation, she worked for Philadelphia Gas Company prior to marrying Francis Phillip Taylor (January 18, 1929 - November 22, 2013) in 1955 and moving to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where her first 2 children were born. Due to a job opportunity, the family moved to Los Angeles in 1959 where they resided for the remainder of her life and where her other children were born. Rita graduated with Honors in Italian from UCLA after receiving her associate's degree from Mt. SAC Community College. Rita was active in St. Louis of France Catholic Church parish and at Bishop Amat Memorial High School as well as the UCLA women's club and the Freeway Lacer's group. Predeceased by her parents and 2 sisters as well as her husband of 58 years and her daughter, Kathleen Marie (1961-1978), she is survived by her eldest sister, Bernadine (Joseph) Riley as well as her sons: Francis Phillip (Regina), Kevin Michael (Fatima), and Robert Steven (Gina); and daughters: Rita Ann (John) Chrivia and Teresa Maureen (Scott) Brown and 11 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to The Kathleen Taylor Memorial Scholarship at Bishop Amat High School, La Puente, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 5 to July 9, 2017
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