Zita Mary Enright

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Zita Mary

  • Memorial Visitation- January 14th, 2021 from 10-11am

    • ST GREGORY THE GREAT PARISH (3160  S 63rd St, Milwaukee)

  • Mass of Christian Burial at 11am

    • ST GREGORY THE GREAT PARISH (3160  S 63rd St, Milwaukee)

Zita Mary Enright passed away December 11th, 2021, at the age of 94. Reunited with her late husband of 55 years, Francis J. Enright.

Beloved mother of James P. Enright and Elizabeth A. Enright. Loving grandma of Eileen C. Enright and Chase A. Enright. Preceded in death by her siblings Claire (Willard) Watson, Harry (ElVera) Cotter, David Cotter, Katherine Cotter, Francis (Christina) Cotter, and Eileen Cotter. Also survived by sister-in-law Helen (John) Enright, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends including Jane and Elizabeth Hanning.

Memorial visitation to take place January 14, 2022 from 10 to 11a.m. at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH (3132 S. 63rd St., Milwaukee). Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m.

Zita was a dedicated upper elementary school teacher in the Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and Janesville public schools. Zita enjoyed gatherings with family and friends, musicals and classical music, art, reading, and current events. During the 55 years of their marriage, she and Fran took many domestic and international trips, hiked mountains and the north woods, cross-country skied with a group of old friends and neighbors, socialized with Fran’s former Allis-Chalmers coworkers, and planned and participated in reunions of the WWII service members and families of the Fighting 69th Infantry Division. Zita was the last of her Milwaukee-area family from “The Greatest Generation.”

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission would be appreciated.


  1. Robert J. "Woody Welch January 9, 2022 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Jim and Liz, the wintry weather and darkened skies accentuate the sense of loss of a dear friend and neighbor. Your mom was an acute observer of the human condition and as late as last year, we shared an occasional chat about politics, especially local government. Memories will never fade in remembrance of your mom and dad. Prayerful thoughts will find their way into an evening prayer roll. I now reside in Manitowoc, Wisconsin amid the quietly beautiful countryside and a comfortable lakeside city. Being on the north side of eighty (84) imposes the usual limitations of old age and one of them is the freeway and the kind of driving that produces undue stress. I will be unable to join you on Friday but wish to express my deepest sympathy along with a donation to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Liz, thank you for letting me know about Zita. I had just spoken with Fay and have since become aware of sudden illness due to a stroke. Please take care and know that you and your folks will always be remembered as an integral part of life, Maryanne’s and mine in Milwaukee.

  2. Alice Zyniecki January 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Zita was a meal companion with my Mother during her short stay at New Berlin Regency. I got to meet with her on several occasions. Although my mother passed away in 2018 I often thought of how Zita was doing. She was a sharp dresser and her mind was just as sharp. She was compassionate when my mother passed away and I remember sitting in on a few meals with them and conversing. She was a wonderful lady.

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