Rita Girouard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rita Girouard Memorial Scholarship Fund


On the morning of September 1, 2013 Rita Phipps Girouard (Sister Mary Michael) was called to our Heavenly Father. Rita Phipps was one of our most beloved principals.
"[...] for one reason or another, most of us lost contact with Rita following our graduation in 1959 as our adult lives took wing.  But from the Celebrant’s sermon and the Eulogy from James Lizardi (Armi Lizardi’s son) her desire to serve was an integral part of her life.  Although Rita was no longer a Dominican [Sister], her life’s calling to educate and nurture people never ceased.  During the time she was ill, even bedridden, it was noted her demeanor continued to care and inspire."   -MaryAnn Hall '59
The funeral Mass took place on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Holy Family Church. A reception  followed at the Church Hall, where many Alumnae, family and friends joined to honor the memory of a loved friend and teacher.
Sympathy cards or Perpetual Memorial Cards may be sent to Rita's two daughters, Maureen and Kathy Girouard.
*Please contact the Alumnae Office for any further questions regarding the Sympathy or Perpetual cards. ( or (323) 222-3467
Message from family and friends of Rita (Sister Mary Michael):
"[...] since Rita had an abiding love of Sacred Heart High School, we propose donations to Sacred Heart High School."
Please, make your checks out to: Sacred Heart High School and record "Rita Girouard Memorial Scholarship Fund" on the memo/for line of the check.
Please mail your donations to: Sacred Heart High SchoolAttn: Alumnae Association; 2111 Griffin Avenue; Los Angeles, CA. 90031-3005.
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