A funeral Mass was offered Sept. 3 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Rita Michael McGraw, who died Aug. 31. She was 87 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 69 years.

A native of Syracuse, she taught for 42 years in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses, including Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's in Troy, St. Columba's in Schenectady, St. Mary's in Hoosick Falls, St. Mary's in Hudson, St. Mary's Institute in Amsterdam, St. Patrick's in Troy and Immaculate Conception in Schenectady. In addition, she was her order's regional superior and associate director of the retirement community at St. Joseph's Provincial House.

Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.