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Rita Marie

August 16, 1949 — October 10, 2012

Rita Marie, 63, of Port Charlotte formerly of Milwaukee, WI passed away Wed., October 10, 2012. She was born and raised in Gary, IN on August 16, 1949 to Edward and Bernice (nee Pikula) Frankiewicz. Rita received her Bachelor's at Western Michigan University and Masters from Purdue University Calumet, IN, in addition she earned certifications from UWM, MATC, WCTC and MIAD. After many years as a Special Education Teacher, she found her professional happiness in Graphic Art and Design. Besides her love of arts and crafts, writing, singing, crocheting, knitting, painting, reading, and playing piano and violin, she also loved ballroom dancing, bowling and was a bowling instructor. She was president of her pledge class at the Kappa Rho Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rita will be greatly missed by her sons, Marc (Rebecca) Mihalik and Matthew Mihalik; daughter, Michelle (Joshua) Morgan; sister, Marcia (Richard) Frankiewicz; grandchild, Katelynn; four step-grandchildren; a niece; nephew and her supportive and loving extended family. The family will receive friends 10 -10:30am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services with a funeral mass to follow at 11am Sacred Heart Catholic Church. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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