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Rita Hoar

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Rita George Hoar 1924 - 2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Rita George Hoar, 87, of Williamstown died Monday April 2, 2012, at Sweetbrook Nursing Home. Born at Sunny Brook Farm, now the Rural Lands Foundation at Sheep Hill in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Henry L. and Eva (Lancto) George. Rita grew up working on her father's Yeadon Farm Dairy and attended Williamstown public schools. Rita married Richard M. Hoar in 1949 while he attended Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. They later moved to Kansas, Ohio, New Jersey and returned to Massachusetts to her family's farm house. She worked as a secretary for Williams College and bookkeeper for the former House of Walsh. She was an active community member as the president of her son's grade school PTA, treasurer of the Allendale NJ Newcomer's Club, president of the Board for the Williamstown House of Local History, treasurer of the Williamstown Garden Club, and Massachusetts State President and long standing member of the Philanthropic Educators Organization (P.E.O.). A devoted member of the church, she attended various congregations in each community where she lived. Most recently, Rita returned to the Williamstown First Congregational Church where she had been married and served on the Flower Committee and as the Assistant Historian. Rita was a skier, an avid tennis player and enjoyed bowling in various leagues. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard, and a sister, Thelma. She leaves her son Andrew, daughter-in-law Elaine, and granddaughter Celina all of Williamstown, along with two nieces and their families of Texas, and countless cousins from the George family. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Rita George Hoar will be held Friday, April 6, 2012, at 1 PM at The First Congregational Church of Williamstown. Burial will be private. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Thursday from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Rita's name to the Philanthropic Educator's Organization (P.E.O.) or the First Congregational Church of Williamstown through the funeral home.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 3, 2012
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