Rita Anne (Therrien) MacLeod, 84 years old, of Middleborough and Marion, was welcomed into heaven on March 12, 2020.
She was the wife of the late William C. MacLeod, who predeceased her in 2017.
She is honored in loving memory by her children, Chuck MacLeod and his wife Marianne (Stephanian) of Carver, Mark MacLeod of Marion, Claire Golas and her husband JB of Dracut and Mary MacLeod of Quincy. She leaves three grandsons, Matthew MacLeod of Carver, Taylor MacLeod of Foxboro and Matthew Roe of Middleborough; her sister, Mary Sullivan of Whitman and her sister-in-law Patricia Therrien of Dedham, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Cheryl Ann, and her brothers, Ernie, Bob and Hank Therrien.
She was born in Dorchester, the daughter of Norbert and Claire (Bourgault) Therrien. After graduating from Dorchester School for Girls, she went to work for Travelers Insurance Company. She married Bill on September 8, 1956 and his career brought them to Middleborough in 1963. After being a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, Rita became an aide at the School Street School in Middleborough.
Rita was very talented and creative and was known for her special baking skills and the many beautiful flags she made, as well as handmade items which she shared with her family and friends. Rita was a talented artist and enjoyed her art classes at the Middleborough Council on Aging and each of her children have a special picture that she painted especially for them.
Recently, Rita was a resident at Newfield House Convalescent Home in Plymouth where she was taken care of by a wonderful, loving staff and enjoyed many wonderful activities and special friendships with other residents and their families.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Middleborough and Saint Rita’s Church in Marion. She was a member of the Ladies Sodality, Cabot Club and Emblem Club #98.
No one deserves a grander send-off than Rita, the family has made the difficult decision to keep all arrangements private and ask that you do an Act of Kindness in Rita’s memory.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Newfield House Scholarship Fund, c/o Geoffrey Stewart, Newfield House Convalescent Home, 19 Newfield Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
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