Rita M (McCarthy) Brdar

May 25, 1927 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Rita M. Brdar, nee McCarthy, age 96. Beloved wife of the late Robert P. Dear mother of Joan (Ron) Mommsen, Robert J. (Sandra) and Carol (Mark) Parus. Loving grandmother of Robert D. (Lauren), Holly (Jeff), Sarah (Richard), David (Catherine), Allison, Thomas, Richard, Michael and Kevin (Natalia) and great grandmother of 10. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Lifelong dog lover. Rita will join her family in Heaven including her parents, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and beloved dogs. Retired CPS teacher with master’s degree from DePaul University and proud CTU Local 1 Member for over 70 years. In lieu of flowers memorials to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607 or St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325, appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Christina Church, 11100 S. Christiana until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 773-779-4411

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August 22, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Christina Church
11100 S. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60655

Funeral Mass
August 22, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Christina Church
11100 S. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60655


Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
1140 W. Jackson, Chicago IL 60607
Tel: 1-312-738-7560

St. Joseph's Indian School
1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain SD 57325
Tel: 1-800-341-2235


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