Sister Rita Alberta Polgreen, a lifelong teacher for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at the order's Villa Julie Infirmary in Stevenson at the age of 86.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at Villa Julie, 1531 Greenspring Valley Road, where she had been living. A second Mass will be said at 7 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Victory, 4416 Wilkens Ave. in Baltimore.
Born in Methuen, Mass., Sister Rita joined the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1924 when she was 20 years old. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington and began a teaching career that lasted from 1933 until 1985.