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Rita Ann Mahon

June 14, 1944 January 7, 2012
Rita Ann Mahon
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Obituary for Rita Ann Mahon

Rita Ann Mahon, 67, of Highland Michigan passed away January 7, 2012 with her loving family present at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor. The daughter of the late Bernard and Marie Walsh; Rita was born on June 14th in Bad Axe, Michigan. She graduated from Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport High School in 1962 and became a registered nurse in 1965 after completing schooling from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids. Her nursing profession took her from Bay City and to Detroit (Mount Carmel Hospital), on to the Director of Nursing at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac Hospital. She finished her career with Hospice of Michigan, where she served as hospice home nurse and later the Director of Employee Relations. She never stopped having a true passion for nursing and loved the opportunity to help family and friends as their patient advocates. She had a tremendous singing voice, which she shared on many occasions. Rita was a great storyteller and enjoyed surrounding herself with people she loved. In the company of her family, Rita especially loved spending time at her cottage in Caseville, Michigan, near her family farm. She touched many lives and was loved by all who knew her.

Survived by her sons, Sean (Renee) Mahon of Royal Oak, Timothy (Lynn) Mahon of Macomb and their daughter, Bridget (Ted) Seitz of East Lansing; grandchildren, Donovan, Lorelei, Ava and Emerson Mahon and Mitchell, Natalie and Cameron Seitz; sister, Mary (Robert) Rich; brother, Richard (Shirley) Walsh; sisters-in-law, Marie (wife of the late Allen) Walsh, Beverly (wife of the late Joseph) Walsh, Rosalie (wife of the late George) Walsh; many nieces, nephews and dear friends whom she dearly loved.

In addition to her husband, Rita was preceded in death by her brothers Allen, Joseph, George and Donald Walsh.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Tuesday 6-9PM and Wednesday 2-9PM. Vigil Service Wednesday 7PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, January 12th at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, MI with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Don Worthy officiating. Committal Services will take place at St. Felix Cemetery, Pinnebog, MI on Friday 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorials encouraged to Hospice of Michigan or Church of The Holy Spirit (for family�s in need). For more information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at 248-684-6645.

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