Rita Darragh-Connors, beloved wife and mother, passed away on December 28, 2020, surrounded by family at her home in Quakertown at age 61. Born November 19, 1959 in Philadelphia, Rita was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha O. (Mich) Darragh, and the loving wife of Thomas J. Connors for 37 years. Rita was a graduate of St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, Millersville State College (now Millersville University), Allentown College (now Desales University), and Wilkes University. She was also a "proud urban educator" for 20 years at the Allentown School District and took pride in supporting her students in the classroom and through homebound tutoring. When the weather was nice, Rita could often be found outside with the neighborhood children, gardening or drawing with sidewalk chalk. A supporter of many human rights organizations and animal rescue shelters, Rita showed compassion and strength through her volunteer and advocacy work. She was also passionate about music and has attended countless concerts and festivals with her husband and children over the years. In addition to her husband, Rita is survived by: daughters Kristen and Kelly (Adam), son Kasey, and siblings Thomas (Jackie), Patricia, Margaret (Eugene), Henry, Kathleen (Robert), and JoAnne (Andrew). She was predeceased by her brother, Bernard. Services and interment will be private and at the discretion of the family. A "Celebration of Life" for Rita will be scheduled in the spring (pending CDC guidelines). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita's honor to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA 18951. To make a donation online, visit http://www.lastchanceranch.org/donate. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.NaugleFCS.com.