WALLINGFORD - Rita Ann McGuinness Fontaine, 91, of Wallingford, beloved wife of the late Stearns H. Fontaine, died, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
Rita was born in New Haven, Nov. 24, 1921, a daughter of the late James J. McGuinness and Sadie Spose McGuinness and had
been a Wallingford resident for many years. She was employed as a secretary at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. Rita will be remembered for her love of music, and playing the piano, which she shared with her family and by volunteering her talents throughout her life.
She is survived by her three daughters, Kary Fontaine, of Wallingford, Robin Matthews and her husband, Paul, of New Jersey, and Roberta McCurdy and her husband, Keith, of Wallingford; her five grandchildren, Kimberly Waddell, Kelly Watrous, Garrett McCurdy, Stearns Matthews and Ryan Matthews; and six great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sister, Bernice Stacey.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Saturday, July 20, from 10 until 11:45 a.m. A funeral service will be held in The Yalesville Funeral Home at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Centerville Cemetery in Hamden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to an animal