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Rita M. (Robidoux) Richardson

September 14, 1930 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 91)

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Rita M. (Robidoux) Richardson, 91, loving and devoted wife, mother, and

grandmother, passed away suddenly at home on Oct. 29th. Born

September 14, 1930 in New Britain, CT, she was the daughter of the late

Daniel and Corona (Lambert) Robidoux and raised in Woonsocket R.I.

where she made her permanent residence with her husband of 61 years,

the late Raymond W. Richardson, and their three sons.

Rita, a career seamstress, worked 30 years in the textile industry, the last

20 with Sadwin Curtain Co., before retiring in 1993. Outside of work, Rita

displayed a selfless devotion to family, where she enjoyed cooking for her

four “boys”, dancing with her beau, keeping her mind sharp with

various puzzles, and participating in games with family and friends. She

enjoyed watching old videos, listening to the classic music of her younger

years, and practicing her recently acquired computer skills.

A resident at Wyndemere Nursing Home for the past 3 years, Rita’s lifelong

cheerfulness, enthusiasm and kindness to others quickly endeared her to

residents and staff alike in making new friends with whom she enjoyed

socializing, creating arts and crafts and yes, “gambling,” where rumor has it that

she doubled the amount in her penny jar. And nothing gave her greater joy

than her time with her children and six grandchildren in whom she took

great pride and with whom she enjoyed reminiscing over good

times in the past and anticipating those to come.

Rita is survived and will be greatly missed by sons, Alan from The Villages,

FL;  Robert and his wife Jacqueline from Burrillville, RI; Gary and his wife

Martha from Hudson, MA as well as her sisters, Theresa Guilmain and

Jeannette (Bisson) LaSalla; her grandchildren, Andrew and fiancé Jennifer

Morris; Bradley and wife Amber; Katherine, Jonathan, Nathan, Steven

and her nieces and nephews.

Relatives & Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, (Nov.13th), at 10:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, No. Main & Daniels St. Woonsocket, Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, MA.,


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Funeral Mass
November 13, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Charles Borromeo Church
190 North Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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