Altagracia Lithgow (Doña Tatita)
Mother and grand-mother
Doña Tatita unexpectedly died on March 9, 2018, in Leominster Hospital. She was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 1, 1931. She was the daughter of Mr. Wenceslao Rodriguez and Doña Heroina Arache. Mrs. Lithgow had lived in Fitchburg since 2010. Her husband, Leonidas Alfonso Lithgow, died in 2005. She is survived by her daughters Carol Lithgow of New York, Joanna Lithgow of Fitchburg, her son Benny Lithgow of New Jersey, five grandchildren, and a sister, Mirtha Rodriguez, who lives in Dominican Republic. Doña Tatita will be missed by her family and friends who are waiting for the great hope of the Second Coming of Jesus when they will meet with her again to be together forever as it was promised in the Word of God.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Upon request of Mrs. Lithgow's family, her funeral service will be private