Condolence & Memory Journal

Diane, Carol and Gail, our deepest and most sincere sympathies to you and your families. Aunt Rita will be missed by all of us, our mother, Blanche, Claudette, Pauline, Angie and myself. Our memories of her are special, and will be everlasting.

Posted by Dorine Breau - Miramichi, NB, Canada - Family   March 07, 2018

Diane, Gail and Carol. I just read about your mothers passing. I am so sorry to
hear this. If you don't remember me I am your mothers second cousin. Your aunt Lucy was my god mother. My thoughts and prayers go with you today.

Joan (McCusker) Walsh

Posted by Joan McCusker (Walsh) - Dartmouth, MA - Family   February 26, 2018

I will never forget my sleep overs as a young girl with Rita. She loved having me over after the girls went to college. It was a lot of fun. I was spoiled by her. She also made the most delicious penuchi fudge. Will never forget those and other many fond memories of her and family get togethers.. All my love and condolences to you all.

Posted by Jackie Melanson-Flanigan - Amherst, NH - Family   February 16, 2018

Diane,Carol,and Gail, sorry to read about your mom. Having grown up on the " Island" playing at the park. Life was so relaxed there. I worked at Nichols, your mom was quick wit and didn't take crap from anyone she gave it right back, like most of the women who worked there. Your mom was thoughtful and caring. May you all find comfort in the memories of your mom and pass them on to others,will fill all with joy. Islander Forever George Proctor

Posted by George Proctor - Clinton, MA   February 16, 2018

Dear Carol and family, Thinking of you at this time of great loss. Your mom had an amazing, full life according to the obituary posted here. Now I know where you got your "cookie & baking talents" from and also why you love sou so much! Kind regards, Chef Jim Shuel

Posted by James Shuel - Rindge, NH - Friend   February 14, 2018

Dear Diane, Gail and Carol
You are in our thoughts and prayers on the lost of your mother. We know you were all so fond of her. You've not only lost a mother but also a dear friend.
Aunt Généva, Aline and Ella

Posted by Aline Arsenault - Moncton New Brunswick Canada - Family Friend   February 14, 2018

Rita and I shared many cups of coffee together on Park St. in Waltham.
Diane, Carol and Gail: Time alone will lessen your grief, and the many beautiful memories you have of your Mom and the joy and happiness she provided in the lives of you and family members will sustain you.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Joan and FamilyCZHNO

Posted by Joan Oberg - Ayer, MA - Friend   February 14, 2018


Guy & Cecile, Jeannette & Ronald, Pauline & Rick, Diana & Jacques, Raymond, along with our families.
It is sad that they only time we seem to talk is for a funeral event. It would be nice to all see each other at one time.

Posted by Guy & Cecile Allain - Bouctouche South - Family   February 13, 2018

I have so many memories of all the lovely stories Diane shared about her mom.
My prayers and thoughts to her family.
God Bless!

Posted by Janice Sloane - Mansfield, MA - Family Friend   February 13, 2018

My wife Martha, very good friend of Rita's daughter Diane; introduced me to Rita over 40 years ago. What great memories I have of Rita. She could appear to be gruff on the outside; but she truly had the biggest heart. I enjoyed seeing her after mass at St. Joseph's on Sundays; but not for very long because she always had someplace to be. My deepest condolences to Rita's family.
Mark Mosman

Posted by Mark Mosman - Cambridge, MA - Family Friend   February 12, 2018


My deepest sympathy

Posted by Rosanna Rose LOZEAU - Cheyenne, WY - Family   February 12, 2018