Rita E. Gonsalves

Rita E. Gonsalves
of Lowell; 80

LOWELL -- Rita E. (Rondeau) Gonsalves, 80, of Lowell, died Tuesday, April 1st, at Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus. She was the beloved wife of the late John Gonsalves who died March 8, 2006.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Alfred E. and the late Rachael G. (Martel) Rondeau, she received her education in the Lowell school system.

Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Supervisor at Marshall's Distribution Center in Woburn for over 33 years.

Among her many activities, Rita enjoyed reading and loved spending quality time with her family at Winnisquam Lake in Tilton, NH.

Rita is survived by three daughters, Kathy Gonsalves of Lowell, Karen Stopyra and her husband, Andy of Lowell, and Toni Robbins and her husband, Jason of Nashua, NH; six sons, Kenneth Gonsalves and his fiancée, Jane Mazerall of Lowell, John Gonsalves and his wife, Reta of Lowell, David Gonsalves and his wife, Allyson of Billerica, MA, Chris Gonsalves of Lowell, Michael Gonsalves and his wife, Tina of Lowell, and Thomas Gonsalves of Lowell; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Maurice Rondeau of Manchester, NH; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was also mother of the late Rita Ypya who died February 25, 2014, and mother-in-law of the late Roger Waino Ypya who died January 16, 2014.

GONSALVES -- In Lowell, April 1, 2014, Rita E. (Rondeau) Gonsalves, 80, of Lowell, wife of the late John Gonsalves. Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. ANTHONY CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Association for the Blind, 169 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors, James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Funeral Home

J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 458-8768

Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014