Rita Mary Shanahan, born Detroit, Michigan, October 1, 1921, passed away on February 24, 2013 at the Hale Makua care facility in Kahului, HI.
Dearest wife of the late Thomas Shanahan, sister of Rev. Richard Osebold and the late Gertrude Osebold, Frank Osebold, Mary Ann Schmitz, Margaret Osebold, Joseph Osebold, Vincent Osebold and Leo Osebold. Dear sister-in-law of Marge Osebold and also survived by many nieces and nephews and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Rita retired from Michigan Bell after working there for 3 decades, and in retirement, with her husband Tom, moved to Maui in 1981. Rita was well-loved by all whom knew her, given her exceptionally pleasant and gentle disposition. She was truly a "peacemaker with a smile".
Rita enjoyed oil painting, hula dancing and golfing. She was also a world traveler as she and Tom cruised throughout the world. She also enjoyed the ocean view from their home at Hale Kai O'Kihei. Rita loved her family and was a devoted and loyal friend to many throughout the world.
A Funeral Mass over urn will be held at St. Theresa Church, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. Borthwick Norman's Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com