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Browne RitaBROWNE, Rita Louise (nee GILBERT)  -  February 9, 1925 - May 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Louise Browne in her 97th year.

Just one week after the loss of her beloved husband of 70 years, Dr. Alfred Francis Browne (Frank).

Rita passed away peacefully at her home in North York surrounded by the love of her family.

Rita, beloved wife of the late Frank.

Loving mother to Paul, Peter, Catherine (Peter), Patrick (Elizabeth), Teresa (Jim). Predeceased by son Michael and daughter Margaret.

Adoring grandmother to Heidi, Jennifer, Andrew, James, Kristen, Courtney, Caitlin, Meaghan, Beverley, Michael, Jacqueline and Emma. Predeceased by Jonathan.

Rita will be greatly missed by all of her great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rita was the last surviving child of the late Catherine Louise (nee Flood) and Gordon F. Gilbert. Predeceased by Margaret Murphy, Francis Gilbert and Lorraine McCahery. She is survived by sister in law Rita Gilbert.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Rita attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary School followed by Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School. 

Rita and her husband Frank were married in 1951 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Together they raised seven children.

In addition to playing the piano and organ, Rita was an avid choir member and took such pride in being able to perform every Sunday at her local Parish Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as Precious Blood Catholic Church.

The family would like to say a special thank you to all the caregivers who provided ongoing care and support and treated Rita and Frank like their own family. May Rita join Frank and family into the arms of Jesus our Savior.

Visition will be held at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, Scarborough. Funeral Mass will be held at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church located at 3 Combermere Dr., North York. Once these dates have been secured.

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