Born on March 10, 1918 to Sarah Loretta and George Charles Krebs in Jersey City, New Jersey. Rita is predeceased by her husband, Frank Josef Mannix who died January 27, 2007, and a son, Peter Joseph Mannix. They were married, November 22, 1941. She and Frank had five children. She has several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rita graduated from William L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City, New Jersey. She went to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York for a few chosen courses. Her interest revolved around working with textiles. She especially enjoyed working on her art pieces. She did volunteer work with the Scouts, and transcribed Braille for the Mount Carmel Guild in her local communities.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Mountain, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, New Jersey on January 18, 2019 beginning at 11 AM. Her remains will be intered at the church's cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita's name to the charity of ones choice.