She recently moved to Plymouth, MA and was formerly of Delray Beach , Florida , Worcester, MA and Falmouth, MA . Rita was the wife of the late Henry Grace and daughter of the late Hyman and Ida (Smith) Slifky. She was educated in Boston, a graduate of Boston Girls Latin High School. She also went on to further her education by attending secretarial school in Boston.
For many years Rita worked with Henry in Grace Plumbing Supply, the family business in Worcester. She loved interacting with her customers
After she retired, she was a volunteer at Falmouth Hospital for many years.
She was active with women's groups and the "Nineholers" at her home at Boca Del Ray, in Delray Beach, Florida. Rita loved travel, music, dogs, and was an avid reader. She will be fondly missed by the many hearts she touched.
Rita was the devoted mother of Susan Grace Gilman and her husband David of North Truro, MA as well as Dr. David Z. Grace and his wife Patricia, of Plymouth, MA. She was the loving sister of Edith Klein Dreezer of Boston , MA and the cherished grandmother of Joshua Grace and Dr. Matthew Grace. She leaves many friends including Frank Kugat, who predeceased her last year.
A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. in Sharon Memorial Park, Dedham St., Sharon, MA.
Memorial observance will be held at the home of Dr. David and Patricia Grace, on Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be sent to the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue,cbrrescue.org, or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
Cartmell-Davis Funeral Home
150 Court St.