Mrs. Rita Ann Smith
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“Dear family of mrs.rita smith my heart goes out to you and your family.mrs.rita was such a bright person and made me feel so warm and comforted when...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: brittany - dearborn heights, MI

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2 of 19 | Posted by: brittany - dearborn heights, MI

“Dear jim, and all of your dear family, There are some feelings that words just cannot fully express. I have known all of you for about 30 years, and...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Lynda Roberts - Lincoln Park, MI

“Jim... So sorry to hear about your wife. May the love & wonderful life you shared sustain you and your family through this difficult time. Take...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Boedeker

“Dear Jim & Family, Words cannot express what I felt when you called me about Rita. She was a loving and caring friend. We called each other...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Ann Olsey - Clio , MI

“Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find strength and comfort in your family and friends and let them help you through this...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Prond-Stuckey - MI - Friend

“Jim, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Mark, Don, Wayne, & Scott at TREK 403 - MN

“James & Family, My prayers are with you and your Family during this difficult time. I met Rita at St. Mary's Retreat House during an instruction...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Katherine Stec - Taylor, MI

“Jeff and family, We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We did not know your mother personally, but we wanted the family to know...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Rhonda and David Ostrega - Taylor, MI

“Rita was my daughter Amanda’s counselor for a number of years. Amanda always felt comfortable with Rita. I was equally as comfortable having her...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Farley & Amanda Stephenson - MI

“Dear James, I'm so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. Her smile and laughter will always be remembered. Though I didn't know her well, I...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Loretta Weichel

“Jeff and Family I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to yourself and family and all who knew and loved your Mom. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Kristina Pittinato - MI

“Rita has become a member of our family at Trek, where Jim Smith works. We have heard many wonderful stories from Jim, about the joys of having 3...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Spanich - Harper Woods, MI

“I will miss you my big sister. You were always compassionate and understanding and full of Love. We do not always understand "WHY" things happen. ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Borkowski - Plymouth, MI

“I am so sorry to hear this. Rita was an amazing person and she definitely will be missed. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy - Dearborn, MI

“The Class of 1965,Holy Redeemer High School,Detroit,Michigan Rita and her family in prayer. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Marie Boutt - Detroit, MI

“To Jim, and family... We send you our love and prayers during this difficult time of loss... I will always remember Rita' lovely smile and sweet ways...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Beverly Meredyk - Taylor, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Peterson - Dearborn, MI

“Our condolences to the entire Smith family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: James and Barbara Kirby


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Smith, Rita Ann. Age 65. November 10, 2012 of Taylor. Beloved wife of 44 years to James. Loving mother of James, Jr. (Dee), Jeffrey and Michael. Proud nana of Nicholas, Kathleen, Peter and Andrew. Dearest daughter of Joann Borkowski. Also survived by 2 brothers James (Margie) Borkowski and Thomas (Laura) Borkowski. Rita was very proud that she held a 4th degree black sash in Tai Chi Chuan. Memorial contributions to honor Rita's life may be made to The American Cancer Society

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Private Interment

St. Hedwig Cemetery

23755 Military Dearborn, MI 48127