Agnes Rita Ries, "Pat", a 63 year resident of Torrance CA, passed away on Friday July 3, 2015 in Torrance, CA. Born in Los Angeles California, Agnes was 87 when she died. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters, where she volunteered for many years both at St. James School as well as with the Junior Catholic Daughters. She worked at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance for 20 years. She loved reading, watching tennis and baseball and spending time with her family. Agnes is survived by daughters Madelon Gerety and Colette Mueller, five grandchildren and her brother Joseph Schneider and his wife Doris of Fullerton, CA. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm with the Rosary at 7:00pm at Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on July 14, 2015 at 10:00am. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Columbkille School Sponsor A Scholar program. Donations can be sent to the school at 145 W. 64th Street. Los Angeles, CA 90003. Please place "on behalf of Agnes Ries" in the memo section.

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  1. Collette, I did not know your Mom, but I can tell from the type of person that you are–kind, caring, empathetic, hard working–that she was a wonderful mother. I know you will miss her. So sorry for your loss.

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