Rita Joanne Grant died on May 23, 2022 at her home in Bluffton at the age of 93.
Rita was born on April 15, 1929 to Agnes and Redmond Fitzgerald. After attending The College of New Rochelle she worked at the headquarters of BBDO in Manhattan. In 1954 she married advertising executive Gordon Grant. Together they raised their 4 children in Chappaqua, New York where she was very active in volunteering for church, school and civic activities. They retired to Hilton Head in 1989 and thoroughly enjoyed many years of traveling, golf, volunteering, bridge and mahjongg.
Rita was an accomplished hostess who loved to entertain their many friends. Best of all was gathering her beloved children and grandchildren together to celebrate holidays and birthdays. She was a lifelong reader, knitter and great fan of the New York Times crossword puzzles.
Rita is survived by her daughters and sons -in-law Pam and Brian Brokate of South Salem, NY and Beth and Charles Bohmert of Beaufort; her sons Gordon Grant Jr. of Bluffton and Christopher Grant of Las Vegas, Nevada; six grandchildren and a great granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon and her two sisters.
Rita will be buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery on Thursday, May 26 at 10am.