Aunt Rita and Graciela
Rita Paula Cain
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: May 22, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Hollywood, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 3, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Long Beach, California, United States
In memory of our beautiful aunt, sister, and friend, Rita Cain
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rita Cain, 81, born on May 22, 1932 and passed away on February 3, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jill Wandrey on 22nd May 2014

"Rita was a funny and dear friend to me growing up and I will always be grateful for her humor and kindness in my life. My husband and I loved her dearly and will always remember her visit to our home in New York with Sandy with great fondness.  I miss Rita and wish the family the best forever."

This tribute was added by Debbie Jackson on 9th February 2014

"Rita and I met at Casa Andrea in Puerto Vallarta. Always enjoyed talking to her at breakfast or around the pool. When I return in March I will think of her every day as I walk by the big wicker chair on the patio. Rita was always curled up reading or napping when I returned from the beach. RIP Rita"

This tribute was added by Gil VanDitto on 9th February 2014

"Rita was a special friend in my life & I looked forward to seeing her every year in Puerto Vallarta.  We both stayed at Casa Andrea & that's where we met.  And have kept in touch ever since.  I loved her knowledge & style.  Her last few years in PV we would go out to dinner & I can still feel her holding on to my arm while I helped her down the uneven steps. And we'd have a lovely dinner & then I'd take her back to her room & make sure she was safe & sound.....
   Happy hours with Rita was also an interesting adventure! As long as you didn't talk about politics!!! (ha)....
Rest in peace my dear friend & I know you're in a better place now and able to travel wherever your heart desires.
   I miss you....


This tribute was added by Cathy Kinn on 6th February 2014

"I remember Rita from high school;  I think she was a senior when we (Sandy, our friends and I) were freshmen.  She was the epitome of sophistication and style.  I first learned from her about “fashion”.  She maintained that style all her life.  Her apartment was unbelievable; she beautifully combined modern architecture with Mexican folk art.    She owned the building on the bay where she lived in the upstairs and Sandy the downstairs.  She had her own highly successful real estate business.
And what a trooper!  I was able to be in San Miguel de Allende with her where the sidewalks are narrow and about a foot higher than the street.  She would have to follow someone because of her eyes and she did so fearlessly and unflaggingly.
She was fun to eat and drink with, though it was best to steer clear of politics.
Must admit, I was pretty impressed seeing her in a picture alone with her flying ace husband Jim Cain and President George W. Bush.

This tribute was added by Pilar Perez on 6th February 2014

"A celebration of Rita's life will be held on February 23 at 5PM at Fuego Restaurant at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. Please join the family."

This tribute was added by tom tok on 5th February 2014

"It was my good fortune to visit Rita  regularly during her illness.  Until her final few days, she was ready as usual to conduct business, relying on a virtually infallible memory. She exhibited the same determination to handle her passing as she did her everyday  affairs in the many years before.  I will remember her  for her frequent gifts and generosity and, of course,  her readiness for adventure and a night on the town.  At her core, she had a love of company and the need for family. She was lucky... Her sister Sandy and Sandy's children and grandchildren gave her constant support and great comfort. . In memory of my longtime friend, Tom T. ."

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Michele Perez
Pilar Perez
Sandra Perez
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