Mary Ann Ritchay, 84, Wisconsin Rapids, mother of a Stevens Point woman and an owner of Ritchay Funeral Home, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at The Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Wisconsin Rapids while under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the services.
Memorials may be designated to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
Condolences may be offered online at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Ritchay was born March 2, 1930, in Medford, a daughter of the late Emil and Kathleen (O’Malley) Weix. She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School, Medford High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield.
She was employed as a registered nurse at Consolidated Papers in Wisconsin Rapids.
She was married to John A. Ritchay Sr. October 29, 1955, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Merrill.
She was a longtime devoted member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
She and her husband owned and operated Ritchay Funeral Home for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John; three sons, John (Mary) Jr., Wisconsin Rapids, Bill (Terri), Green Bay, and Michael (Patti), Wisconsin Rapids; two daughters, Susan (Marc) Moroder, Stevens Point, and Ann (Landon) Williams, Madison; one sister, Patricia McCarron, Merrill; one brother, Mark (Betty) Weix, Merrill; 13 grandchildren, including Joe Ritchay and Justin and Maggie Moroder, Stevens Point; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Emil Joe Weix.