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 Rita <I>McHugh</I> Graf

Rita McHugh Graf

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Nov 2012 (aged 95)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Rita McHugh Graf
Nov. 26, 2012

Rita McHugh Graf, 95, of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday at Riverstreet Manor.

Born Oct. 7, 1917 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Catherine Reilly McHugh.

A graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Rita continued her education at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

Rita was a First Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps serving in the American and Pacific theaters from 1942 to 1945.

Mrs. Graf was an active Registered Nurse for nearly 50 years. She was employed in several different New Jersey hospitals and worked at Valley Crest Nursing Home after returning to Wilkes-Barre. Following her retirement in 1985, she continued nursing in private duty.

Her husband, Thomas J. Graf, died Dec. 30, 2003. Her sisters, Kathryn Brannigan, Mary Ellis, Claire Farrell, Alice Klein and Helen (Lolly) Kittrick; brother, James McHugh, and twin sister, Regina McEvoy, also preceded her in death.

Celebration of Rita's Life will be held Wednesday with a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint Patrick on Parrish Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Plains.

Rita's family is grateful to the staff of Riverstreet Manor and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the kind and compassionate care they gave her.

Arrangements are by McLaughlin's.

Published in Times Leader on November 27, 2012.




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