Rita M. Lizotte
RUMFORD -– Rita M. Lizotte, 93, of Franklin Street, died on November 12, 2011 at her residence with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Rumford on January 3, 1918, a daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Gautreau) Perry. After the death of her birth mother, Rita was raised by her father and stepmother Margaret Perry. Rita was educated in Rumford schools.
She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. Rita was very active in the church singing in the choir for 75 years and she was also a Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and made many homemade baby sets and sweaters, and doilies for her family. Rita also loved playing beano with her friends at the Concord Apartments.
Surviving are four children, Thomas J. Lizotte and companion, Bob Parker of Portland, Michael E. Lizotte and wife, Susan of Rumford, Anne Marie Morris of Alberta, Canada, and Cecelia L. Blake and companion, Richie Robidoux of Friendship; two sisters, Sr. Ida Perry SSCH of Marlboro, MA, and Lorraine Nadeau of Rumford; a brother, Auburn J. Perry of Sun City, FL; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Reynold R. Lizotte in 1974; a son, Andrew P. Lizotte in 2005; two daughters, Janie Walker in 1992 and Susan Farrar in 2010; six brothers, William, Armand, Gerard, John, Philip and Alphee; two sisters, Catherine Glazier and Julie Burns; and a grandson, Shaun.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. If so desired contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294.