Rita M. Ezop
Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Edgewood Assisted Living. Age 85 years. The daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Wachadlo) Nowicki, Rita was born October 12, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married John D. Ezop, her loving husband of 58 years, on October 13, 1962. He predeceased her February 18, 2021. Rita was employed as a teacher at Bridgeport Spaulding School District for seven years and then as a clerk at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth for 19 years. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth and its Women’s Group as well as the League of Catholic Women. Rita volunteered for many years at Habitat for Humanity and enjoyed traveling and reading.
Surviving are one daughter, one son and their spouses, Amy and George Misca, Chicago; Nicholas Ezop and Tracy Behm, Mokena, Illinois; three grandchildren, Gabriella Misca, Bradley and Marc Ezop; one sister, Jeannine Jordon; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Nowicki and Kathryn Nowicki; several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Barbara Ezop, Francis Nowicki, Joseph Nowicki, Marlene Ecarius, Conrad Nowicki and Michael Nowicki.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 12:00 noon Monday, March 1, 2021 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth. Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Blessed Trinity Cemetery. Friends may visit at Blessed Trinity Church where the family will be present on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Frankenmuth.