Rita Larson

Rita MacArevey Larson Saratoga Springs, NY - Rita MacArevey Larson, age 94, passed away Saturday , August 31, 2013. She had been a resident at Maplewood Manor for the last five months. Most of her life was spent in Saratoga Springs and South Glens Falls with her daughter, Carol Larson Weaver. Rita was born in Troy, NY on March 7, 1919 to the late James and Mary MacArevey. They lived in Troy but spent summers in cottages on Saratoga Lake. Rita met Harry Larson while working in New York City and they married. They fell in love with Saratoga and planned a life there. Rita and Harry owned Larson's Grocery Store on Caroline St. in the 1950's. Rita also was an executive secretary at Skidmore College. They belonged to the MacGregor Golf Course and the Elks club for over 50 years. Rita was an active communicant at St. Peter's and St. Clement's and St. Michael's Catholic churches. Rita was a 54 year cancer survivor with great determination and tenacity and the love of her family. In addition to her parents and her husband Harry, Rita was predeceased by her brother, retired Lt. Col. James MacArevey and three sisters, Mary Mayor, Florence Okosky and Betty Klein. Survivors include three children, Geri Larson Key of Crofton, MD, Carol Larson Weaver of South Glens Falls and Richard Larson of Bethlehem, PA; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. There will be no public calling hours. Graveside services will be at 11am Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at St. Peter's Cemetery, West Ave., Saratoga Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

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William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
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Published in The Saratogian on Sept. 4, 2013