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Rita I. Kitto

June 24, 1925 October 1, 2018
Rita I. Kitto
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Obituary for Rita I. Kitto

Rita Irene Kitto of Bancroft, Michigan passed away Monday, October 1, 2018. She was born in Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada on June 24, 1925 to Ida and Marc Chalut.

Rita graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing at the General Hospital in Sault St. Marie, Ontario in 1946. Following graduation, she moved to Sault St. Marie Michigan to nurse at The War Memorial Hospital and later a private family practice doctor's office in Detroit, Michigan.

Rita married George Henry Kitto on May 19, 1950 and almost celebrated their 50th Anniversary. She continued to work until having two children, George Jr. and Barbara, in the late 1950's. She resumed work in the industrial nursing field in the 1970's, working for Chrysler, General Motors and eventually Macy's department store. She retired from GM in 1992 and Macy's in 2004.

Rita and George were members of Shiawassee Outdoors Association in Bancroft, Michigan since 1987. Rita was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Durand, Michigan and St. Andrew's Church of Rochester, Michigan.

Rita is survived by her son George (Sandra) Kitto Jr. of Rochester, Michigan and her daughter Barbara Kitto Reid of Asheville, North Carolina. She is also survived by her two grandchildren; Ian Reid and Lisa Kitto and one great-granddaughter, Evie Jane Reid. Rita was preceded in death by her husband George H. Kitto in 2000, parents Marc and Ida Chalut, her two sisters; Jeanne Miller and Beatrice Wilds and four brothers; Leo, Marc, Leonard and Wilfred Chalut.

Rita's final resting place will be, with her husband George, in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.


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