It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Rita surrounded by her loving children on April 30, 2018 at 83 years of age. Reunited with her husband Ottavio Travo. Cherished and devoted Mother of Rose Marie Graham and Ottavio Travo and wife Sarah. Adored Nonna of Andrew, Sarah, Ava, Taya and Hanna. Dear sister of the late Antonia, late Rocco, late Vincenzina, Carmela, late Maria, Salvatore, late Vincenzo, and late Vittorio. Best friend and sister-in-law of Giovanna Provenzano (nee Frangione). Treasured and favourite Zia of Frank Provenzano (Kelly), Antonella Borrelli (Jim), the late Rocco Provenzano, Michael Borrelli (Julia), Tory Provenzano, and Joe Facchineri (Mena). She will also be missed dearly by many nieces, nephews and extended family members in Canada, U.S.A., Italy and Argentina. In 1964 at the age of 29, Rita embarked on a journey from Amantea Calabria, Italy to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The love of her life Ottavio followed her courage and path to start a family. We would like to recognize all of the friends that Rita made along this journey that brought her to her final home here in Windsor. Rita was a gifted seamstress and loved to spend her time in the kitchen where she always had a place for friends and family at her table. Above all, Rita’s unwavering love and devotion to her family will never be forgotten. A special thank you to Dr. George Zahrebelny, Dr. Robert Wilson, Dr. Sheldon Lewis, Dr. Aoun and staff, as well as the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital- Ouellette Campus 7 West, hospitalist Dr. Askew, and the Dr. Y. Emara Centre- 3rd floor palliative care for the dignified care and compassion given to Rita. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (South Chapel) 3048 Dougall Avenue, 519-253-7234 on Friday May 4, 2018 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd W.) on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In memory of Rita, memorial donations may be made to Tory’s Tourney to support research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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