Rita Maria Morgan

January 14, 1929 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 91)


Rita Maria Morgan 91 formerly of Palm Bay Fl. Passed away at Wellmore of Tega Cay, SC.  Rita was born into this life in Philadelphia, Pa. on January 14, 1929 and born into eternal life on May 9, 2020.

She was the daughter of Michael and Catherine Massaro.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband Samuel D. Morgan of 53 years, daughter Linda Jensen and granddaughter Kelly Jensen.

Also preceded by brother Joseph Massaro, sisters Helen Gabel, Grace Kirkpatrick, Dorothy McShaffry and Vera Berenbach. 

Survived by:  daughter, Carolanne R. Doto (John) of Rock Hill, SC son Samuel G .Morgan (Kathleen) of Palm Bay, Fl.. Granddaughters Michele Doto of Lexington, SC;  Karen Steele (Marc), of Columbia, SC ; Angela Mallette (Robert) of Blairsville, GA;  Kimberly Qucsai (Andrew) of Orlando Fl;  Kate McGehee (Travis)of Sault Ste Marie, MI.  and grandson Brent Wolford of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Eleven great grandchildren, Cameron Steele; Ralstoun, Luke, Chloe and Brianna Mallette; Tre, Morgan and Breckin Qucsai; Noah, Nathan and Jensen McGehee. Many nephews, nieces and special friends.

Before coming to SC, Rita resided in Florida for 40+ years devoting herself to God, her family, church and community. She worked as the school secretary at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School for 16 years. She served as Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name of Jesus and Our Lady of Grace. She volunteered her time  to St Vincent DePaul Society at  Our Lady of Grace for many years. Rita enjoyed many hobbies including oil painting, crocheting, writing poetry, sewing and playing piano.

Rita had an impact on everyone she knew through her unwavering faith, love and trust of God. She instilled this in many through her advice, prayers or a song that always seemed to answer your worries or concerns. She would look in awe at the small everyday miracles of God-from the beauty of a flower, the ocean, the good in people, a smile, finding something that was lost, the experiences of a child (especially her Grand/great Grandchildren!) and the answer to a prayer-knowing it was not always exactly as you wanted! “It’s in His hands”.

She had an unconditional love and faith in God that she shared with so many of us. We know, as she taught us, that she was to be on this earth (for 91 years!) to guide and teach us until now-the exact time that He had planned, she is Home.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Wellmore of Tega Cay for their love and care these past 4 ½ years. We also thank Hospice of Palmetto Region for their love, care and support this past year.

A celebration of life will be held at a Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Palmetto Region, 1057 Red Ventures Dr., Ste 150, Fort Mill, SC 29707 or St. Vincent DePaul Society, Our Lady of Grace 300 Malabar Rd. SE Palm Bay, Fl 32907

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