My deepest sympathy to Rita's family.
Rita was a good friend, confident, knowledgeable, committed, and generous with her ideas.She will be remembered by her fellow docents for her extensive research for each art work that she shared with us. She gave so much to the museum of her time, intelligence and support. I will especially remember her discussion of Caravaggio and Isabel Bishop. She brought us into the works of art.
Besides the docent corps, Rita worked with me and was also so committed to the Decorative Arts Council and the library at the museum. She has left a lasting impact. Rita will be deeply missed by all of us. She was very special.
With deep condolences to her family.