Rita M. McConville

Sept. 25, 1932 - Aug. 17, 2018


Rita M. McConville, 85, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Friday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Marion (Bender) Stevens. She married Russell J. McConville on Jan.16, 1954, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2008.

She is survived by two sons: Patrick J. McConville and wife, Stephanie, of Concord, N.C., and Matthew J. McConville and wife, Kathy, of Altoona; five grandchildren: Colin, Kevin, Casey, Ryan and Scarlett McConville; a brother, Joseph Stevens (Bonnie), of Altoona; and a sister, Mary Lou “Mickey” Mason (Dan), in Rhode Island.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Jean Mason.

Rita was a 1950 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and attended Mount Aloysius College. She retired from Mercy Hospital, Altoona, after 30 years of service as a cancer registrar for the American College of Surgeons.

Rita was a longtime and very active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. She loved to work on her home and garden, enjoyed travel and trips to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.