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Sister Rita Marie Kropp


1917 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Sister Rita Marie Kropp, C.S.J.

Sister Rita Marie Kropp, C.S.J.

Born in Tonawanda, New York, Sister Rita Marie was the oldest of 4 sisters. She and her family moved to San Diego in 1921 and she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in 1932. Sr. Rita Marie soon became an elementary school teacher. She taught in San Francisco and Daly City at St. Joan of Arc School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School where she made many friends over the course of 19 years. Additionally, Sr Rita Marie taught in Hawaii, San Diego, Point Loma, Fullerton, Tustin, Ontario and Lemon Grove.

After her teaching career, Sr. Rita Marie provided hospitality to the many visitors at the Sisters' Motherhouse. This friendly Sister really enjoyed meeting people and the feeling was mutual. She also took on the ministry of coordinating funerals for the Sisters. Among her hobbies were sewing, making greeting cards and reading. Sister Rita Marie died on Sept. 8, 2018.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Sept. 14, 2018 in the Motherhouse Chapel at 10:30 a.m. and she will be interred at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange. Donations may be sent in Sr. Rita Marie's name to the Development Office at 440 S. Batavia Street, Orange CA 92868 for the Sisters' ongoing ministries.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 13, 2018
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