Rita (Gallant) Gorham, 86, of Mansfield, formerly of Easton, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at home under the care of her family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth C. Gorham. Born in Cambridge, Aug. 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Vandelin and Lucienne (Ayotte) Gallant, she was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Our Lady of Notre Dame and attended Bryant and Stratton Business Institute in Boston. Rita was employed in the clerical division of John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston. A resident of Easton for 50 years, she moved to Mansfield two years ago. Rita was a founding member and communicant of the Holy Cross Church in Easton. Devoted to her family, she enjoyed world traveling and spending winters at her home in Kissimmee, Fla. An avid ballroom dancer, her hobbies included playing cards and gardening. She is survived by four adult children, Kenneth Gorham of Denton, Texas, Louise Gorham of Bellingham, Bruce Gorham of Easton and Ann Fisher of Easton; her siblings, Jeanne Regan of New York, Richard Gallant of Dunstable, Alfred Gallant of Cambridge, Lillian Gallant of Arlington, Elaine Dwyer of Somerville, and the late Norman Gallant and Marcel Gallant; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington St. (Rte. 138), Easton, Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ritas memory may be sent to Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton, MA 02466. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2013