Sister Rita Virginia McCarthy, CSJ

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FRAMINGHAM – Sister Rita Virginia McCarthy, CSJ, (Sister Mary Magdala), in her 78th year as a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, died Monday, November 7, 2022. 

Devoted daughter of the late John J. and Helen (Madden) McCarthy, and loving sister of the late, Helen McCarthy, John, J. Russell, Robert, Thomas, and Donald.  Sister Rita is survived by her sister, Maureen Leiser, and brother, William McCarthy, along with many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and her Sisters in the Congregation. 

Formerly missioned as a teacher at St. Joseph School, Lynn; St. James School, Haverhill; Aquinas Jr. College, Newton and Milton; Director of Family Group Home-Quincy Youth Commission; and Co-director of Pastoral Ministries for Archdiocese of Boston.

Visiting hours at Holy Family Chapel, Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 631 Cambridge Street, Brighton, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.  Prayer Service at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass and Prayers of Final Commendation at the Motherhouse at 10:15 a.m.

Burial will follow at Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove Street, Framingham, MA.

Arrangements by Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph,

c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA  02135

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