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Rita Elizabeth Watson

Died: November 2, 2018

Rita Elizabeth Watson (nee Sullivan) died peacefully on All Souls Day, November 2, 2018. Dear wife of Dr. John Watson for 35 years. Born of Martin and Della (nee McDonagh) Sullivan in Chicago, Rita attended St. Vincent grammar school, Immaculata High School, and St. Joseph Nursing School. On graduation, she joined the …read more

Rita Elizabeth Watson (nee Sullivan) died peacefully on All Souls Day, November 2, 2018. Dear wife of Dr. John Watson for 35 years. Born of Martin and Della (nee McDonagh) Sullivan in Chicago, Rita attended St. Vincent grammar school, Immaculata High School, and St. Joseph Nursing School. On graduation, she joined the nursing staff of St. Joseph Hospital, and became a head nurse. When the hospital moved to its current location, she was chosen to manage the move, after which she was promoted to Vice President for nursing, a position she maintained until her retirement. Rita also obtained her masters degree in business administration. She was the president of the woman’s board at St. Joseph’s Hospital and a member of the Nurses Honors Society at DePaul University. For several years, she volunteered for missionary service in Bolivia, South America, working with her husband, Dr. John Watson. She is survived by her husband, brothers William (Joyce) and James Sullivan, sister Sharon (Thomas) Grego, and numerous nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation in Rita’s name to the Pro-Life Action League, 6160 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago. Funeral Mass, Wednesday November 7, 10 AM, Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N Sauganash Ave, Chicago. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8pm, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Queen of All Saints Basilica

6280 N. Sauganash Avenue
Chicago, IL

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

All Saints Cemetery

700 N River Road
Des Plaines, IL

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