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., Kubaskafuneralhome.com.
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