• Minnesota Memorial Mass

    Aug 22, 2020, 9:30 AM US/Eastern

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Christopher Rudzitis

Cecilia Rudzitis

September 09, 1964 - July 08, 2020

We created a memorial to celebrate the life of Cecilia Rudzitis. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in-person gatherings in the coming months, we will share details here. If anyone can help contribute to the family and future memorials, there is also...  see more

Cecilia Rudzitis was a gifted mother, daughter, wife, and teacher. Throughout her life, she was able to touch many lives both in her home in Minnesota and in New York. Born in Mapleton, Minnesota on September 9, 1964 to Tony and Eilleen Nass, she grew up attending school and working on Tony’s farm. Cecilia attended school first at Mankato State University, before moving to New York City to finish school at Barnard College, where she...  see more
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  • Samantha S
    I worked with Cecilia for a few months, but in that short time we became true friends. Cecilia was a shining beacon in my life. During Covid, we would frequently chat for hours or do a bollyx dance on zoom together. Neither of us had any rhythm, but...  more
  • Misun Min
    I will cherish and remember our playdates at St Vartan's playground and long conversations at Starbucks. Cecilia was a loyal friend, dedicated and loving mother and wife. She will be greatly missed. Katharine, Christopher, Margaret and Caleb, I pray that...  more
  • Elaine Kamp
    Words seem inadequate to sum up the impact that Cecilia has had on my life and I will never forget her kindness and friendship to me in New York. I am grieved to hear of her passing and I await the day in eternity when I will be able to see her again....  more
  • Laura Woodard
    Deeply thoughtful, passionately loyal, faithful to God and family and friends is how I will always remember Cecilia. I was in college when I met Cecilia and she was so gracious and hospitable. I have many fond memories of her and reconnecting last fall...  more
  • Barbara  Jepson
    Katherine, Christopher, Margaret and Caleb--I was deeply sorry to hear about the death of your wonderful mother. She was so proud of you! And she was such a special person. I join you in mourning her loss, and remembering her. -- Barbara Jepson
  • Jieun Jung
    I met her at Redeemer Church and had short interaction with her several times. She was nice and smiling all the time. God bless her and believe that it might be the best for her well being. He loved her so much to take her to heaven.
  • Michelle Perez
    Mrs. Rudzitis taught my son in kindergarten. We loved her. Anyone who could handle my son at 5 years old was a Saint!! She did it with grace and humor. I remember when she had to issue him a white slip and I wrote her back saying how sorry we were that...  more
  • Nicole Harris
    I have the privilege of working at Redeemer and supporting our Sunday volunteers. Cecilia was a joy and a light. She served so faithfully at our Book Table, greeting and chatting with congregants and visitors during coffee hour and I couldn't wait to see...  more
  • Laura Sauriat
    Cecilia touched me and my family with her grace, her faithful friendship and service, her HILARIOUS wit, which , though mordant, never seemed to be at anyone’s expense, her patience, kindness and generosity. She taught 2/3 of my kids kindergarten and...  more
  • Julie Harn Pasco
    I remember well: parquet floors, books, sunshine, happy babies, comfort food, wit, poise, and a quiet smile that she wore on every occasion.

    This is a huge loss for those who survive her. I send my condolences and hope that the pain of loss will result...  more
  • Kathy Nass Danielson
  • Kathy Nass Danielson
    My deepest sympathies to you Katharine, Christopher, Margaret and Caleb, Tony and Ellie. We are here for you!! I loved your MN visits and going to stay and see you as part of my trip out East. Rest in peace sweet cousin..sleep with the angels. Love you..❤❤❤
  • Amy DeVore
    First, my heart is with yours, Katharine, Chris, Margaret, and Caleb. I cannot pretend to know what you all are feeling, as you gather together in your cozy UWS home, surrounded by memories, but I am so thankful that you all will have each other to move...  more
  • Kristin Smith
    All the love to your family. -Kristin Smith
  • Susan Caruso
    Oh Cecilia, whatever will I do without you? We grew up together, went to prom together, got in trouble together, were college roommates, stood up for each other as we married. You were my go-to person and I treasure our memories. You raised four very...  more
  • Leo Chen
    Leo Chen added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Cecilia Rudzitis:
  • 'Cil M.  Shaw-Brewer
    I am still in shock and at a loss. Cecilia and I just got together for a night out this January at Ginny’s to listen to the Dr. Nathan Warner’s Sugar Brass Band. We had a blast catching up with each other’s lives. We planned to get together again...  more
  • Mary Jo O'Malley
    Her smile was so kind and warm. She was dedicated to her family. She will be greatly missed by so many family and friends. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss and pray for your healing.
  • CB Bass
    So sorry about your mom. She was a wonderful woman. As you can see from the card my kids made for her, they also though she was very smart, kind and "prite."
  • CB Bass
    CB Bass added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Cecilia Rudzitis:
  • Katharine Rudzītis
    Missing your smile and these happier times. I hope you know that you raised some amazing kids, and we will miss you. Rest In Peace.