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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Rita Roherty

Rita Ann Roherty (McAuliffe)

Wednesday, December 12th, 1923 - Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Rita Ann Roherty passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 13, 2019. Rita was born on December 12, 1923. She was the daughter of Stella (Morris) and William McAuliffe of Janesville, WI. Rita attended Janesville High School and married Donald Francis Glynn on May 3, 1943. Rita and Donald went on to have 14 wonderful children. Donald passed away in 1971. Rita then met and married George Roherty who passed away in 1990. Rita was a resident of Cedar Crest for 24 years.
Rita was a positive energetic person who enjoyed activities and sports like bowling, walking, Irish dancing, gardening, music and being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rita was also an accomplished trap shooter, including winning multiple gold medals at the Badger State Games, while in her 80’s. Rita also took great pride in gardening at Cedar Crest and was one of the gardens on the Janesville Garden Tour. As most of Janesville knows, Rita loved dancing the Irish Jig and was a proud Irishwomen. During Rita’s lifetime she participated and volunteered with many local organizations and women’s groups. She served as the president of the Ladies Elks Club, Ladies Auxiliary at the Cedar Crest, and president of the Ladies Veterans Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children: Bill Glynn of WI Rapids, WI, Patty (Pete) Peterson of Roscoe, IL, Barb Kelley of Beloit, WI, Martha (Gary) Kuehne of Whitewater, WI, Maureen (Oscar) McNeil of Lincoln, MO, Casey (Pam) Glynn of WI Rapids, WI, Peggy (Jeff) Dilley of Janesville, Michael Glynn of Janesville and Charlie (Michele) Glynn of Madison, WI; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her very close and dear friend Wayne Holman. In addition to her husbands, Donald and George, Rita was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law: Cathie and Mike Channing; and her sons: Dennis Glynn, Kevin Glynn, Brian Glynn and Sean Glynn.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Butz officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be greatly appreciated if they were made to the Cedar Crest Foundation.
A very warm and heartfelt thank you to the entire team at Agrace HospiceCare, Cedar Crest staff and her many friends. All of you have made her journey through life, a most memorable experience.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Address
    313 E. Wall St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Address
    313 E. Wall St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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    Officiant
    Fr. Rob Butz
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    1827 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Cathy Fishel

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Rita you will be missed! All those fun years of bowling and dinners. You may have been the oldest of the group but you were (and had) the most fun. Quite the inspiration of happiness and positivity. RIP Rita, you've earned it.
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