Sister Anna Rita , CSJ (Rita Margaret Graham)
Sister Anna Rita died peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on March 3rd, 2011 in the 70th year of her religious life. She was the daughter of the late George Graham and his wife Sarah Elizabeth White of Perth, Ontario. Besides the members of her religious community, she leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews close friends and the Staff at Mount St. Joseph. Sister is predeceased by her sisters Mrs. Georgina Dunham, Mrs. Mary Harnum, Mrs. Theresa Haley and Mrs. Barbara Swift.
Sister Anna Rita received her early education in Perth, Ontario and her B.A. in Ottawa. She taught in several elementary schools in Peterborough, Lindsay; St. Andrew's West, Cobourg, Hastings and Port Hope. After retiring from teaching, Sister Anna Rita served as sacristan at Mount St. Joseph for almost 10 years. For the past several years she has lived in the Infirmary at Mount St. Joseph.
Visitation at Mount St. Joseph, Peterborough will be on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mount St. Joseph on Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am. This will be followed by interment at Highland Park Cemetery in Peterborough, Ontario. Funeral Arrangements are with the COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME.