Rita C. Farrell, 84, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on February 17, 2010. Rita was born on December 31st, 1925 in New York City. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Patrick, and survived by her children Barbara Paul, Maryanne Mercure (Randy), Pat (Julie), Michael (Cindy), and Steve. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Rita and Pat began their married life in Flagstaff in 1946 before moving to Phoenix in l954. She lived a full and happy life with her family always at the center of her attention. Her personal motto in life was “one day at a time, and make it a masterpiece”. Rita left her family and friends with the knowledge that she will always be remembered and loved. Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, February 20th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 E. Libra Drive, Tempe, at 11:00 a.m. Private burial service, with Mom completing the masterpiece and re-joining Dad, will be on Tuesday, February 23, at the Veterans National Memorial Cemetery.