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RITA E. FLAHERTY CRIMMINS


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
RITA E. FLAHERTY CRIMMINS Obituary
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Crimmins, Rita E. Flaherty (Monbouquette), 94, a lifelong resident of Norwood, July 10, surrounded by her family. Born on August 3, 1919 in Norwood, the daughter of the late Arthur and Martha (Jones) Monbouquette, Rita was the beloved wife of the late John A. Flaherty and the late John Crimmins; the loving mother of John A."Jack" and Ellen Flaherty, Michael J. Flaherty, all of Millis, Mark C. Flaherty and Leeanne DeCosta of Barnstable, Donna R. Scarborough of TX, Jean A. and Patrick McBride of Westport, Joan C. and Ralph Calvanese of Norfolk; step-mother of the late John Crimmins and his wife, Lenora of Norwood, Margaret and Joseph Egan of NJ, Michael and Mary Kate Crimmins of Falmouth, Geradine and William "Bill" Griffiths of Boston, Mary Lou Crimmins and Carol Seibert of Truro; the dear sister of the late Alice, Bernard, Phyllis, Lillian, Theresa and John; the cherished grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 9 and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. Rita was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked part-time for the Norwood Hospital for over 20 years. She was an affiliate of the Norwood Cultural Council. Rita's Funeral will be held on Monday, July 14, at 9:00 AM at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 13, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita's memory to the Norwood Cultural Council, 566 Washington St., Norwood, MA 02062 or to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 or at www.ccab.org. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on July 11, 2014
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