Rochester: August 8, 2013 at age 90. Rita is survived by her children, Edward (Geraldine) Walton, Gregory Walton, Barbara (Mark) Dunn, Richard (Katrina) Walton, Robert Walton; step-son, John (Maryjane) Heagney; grandchildren, Carrie (Nate) Burdick, Benjamin (Michelle) Walton, Michael E. Walton, Matthew Walton, Michael D. Walton, Sara (Brandon) Prince, Sean (Cristen) Nagle, Max Dunn, Karen Walton, Margaret Walton, Robert Walton, Brian Walton, Patrick Walton, McKennan Walton; step-granddaughter, Meredith Heagney; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins; dear friends. She is predeceased by her two husbands, Edward J. Walton, Sr. and John F. Heagney, Sr.; brothers, Rev. William B. Davis SSCC and Daniel L. Davis. Rita worked for Greece Central School District for over 20 years, was a former member at Deerfield and Ridgemont Country Clubs and was a member of the Carmelites. In her spare time, Rita enjoyed playing Bridge and Golf. Rita's visitation will be held Monday, August 12th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 13th, 10:00 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory. For more information, or to sign Rita's online guestbook, please visit: www.MeesonFamily.com.

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  1. Rob and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember her so welll from the ‘old’ days. She was such a nice lady! Please extend my sympathy to your brothers and sister for me. You are all in my prayers.
    Sue (White) Lowenguth

  2. You touched my heart with kindness and warmth on so many occasions, Rita. Thank you. And thanks for raising a bunch of great children. I love ’em all.

  3. Sara, Sean and Aunt BJ,

    I’m so sorry. I remember her kindness and humor the few times I met her. I remember the love you all had in your voices when speaking about her. Prayers and much love.


  4. Starting on Ingomar Drive the memories are many and wonderful. Remember walking over to Paddy Hill from Mother of Sorrows to Paddy Hill to see your mother. Barb our friendship was destined from our parents knowing each other…Davis, Foley, Walton and Sullivan. Your mother tolerated us for many years, I am sure the sleepovers drove her crazy.
    Even though i am not there in person…know my heart is with you all this week.

  5. The Walton’s and Heagney’s,

    So very sorry to read of Rita’s passing. A very kind, and thoughtful
    person and a true humanitarian. May your memories of Rita keep her
    close to your hearts, always. Rita just shot a hole in one! …to
    everlasting life~

    My Condolences and Sympathy,

    )udy Heagney-O’Hara
    Ed & Bette Heagney’s Youngest


    )udith Anne Heagney-O’Hara – See
    more at:

  6. I miss you, Grandma. You are the voice inside my heart and soul. I only wish I had taken more time to see you. I do and did have you on my mind every day. I know you’re so happy with your family now!! And, of course, with God. I love you and I hope you know that. I’ll teach my children the way you taught us about faith, hope, and love. But, most of all, love.


    Your Sara

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