Rita B. Suhor was born in New Orleans on February 19, 1927 to Emma and Joseph Borrows. She married her best friend, John M. Suhor, Jr., on October 17, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They moved to Chalmette in 1955 and became charter members of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. John and Rita celebrated 50 years of marriage. Rita is survived by her children John “Gerry” G. Suhor (Geralyn Z. Suhor), Patricia Suhor Smart, and five grandchildren: Geralyn Suhor Beler (Kenneth “Jay” J. Beler), Daniel Joseph Smart, Katherine Laura Smart, Gerard Francis Suhor, and Gregory Gerard Suhor.
She retired from New Orleans Public Service/Entergy. Rita enjoyed dancing, bowling, going to movies, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was a lover of Mardi Gras, all things New Orleans, and the Saints. After retirement, she was involved with community service and helping others. She moved to River Ridge in 2005 and became involved with a new bowling league, continued to travel, and became a member of the Harahan Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and attended daily Eucharist while her health permitted.
Rita’s family would like to thank all family and friends who have offered their unending love and support during this difficult time. They would also like to recognize Serenity Hospice Service for their compassionate care of Rita.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Rita’s memory beginning at 11:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.