Rita Mary LeDuc Clark

CLARK, Rita Mary LeDuc, 97, of Westfield, MA, passed away on June 25, 2014 peacefully in her sleep with family by her side. Rita was an only child, born in 1916 in Millers Falls and grew up on her family farm in Easthampton, Massachusetts. She married Arthur L. Clark, the boy next door, in 1925. They had four sons: Raymond A. Clark of Tampa, FL; Arthur J. Clark of Madeira Beach FL; James F. Clark of Westfield, MA; and the late Richard J. Clark of Chicopee, MA. Rita left her family and moved to Westfield, with her husband in 1934. Their entrepreneurial proficiency in land development led several businesses to locate to Westfield including but not limited to American Hardware, Ampad/Meade, and Lowes. One of the subdivisions they developed amorously bears the name, "Rita Mary Way" in her honor. She and her loving husband Art celebrated their 72nd anniversary with family and friends before Arts passing in 2007. They were blessed with 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Rita and Art enjoyed spending time at their summer home in Otis, MA and their winter home in Tampa, FL, playing cards with family and friends. Many will deeply miss her. Rita was a loving wife, caring mother, and special grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Visitation will be Monday, June 30, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Rosary service at 6:00 p.m., at Blount & Curry F.H., 605 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Westfield, MA.

Funeral Home

Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
605 South MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL 33609
813-876-2421

Published in TBO.com on June 29, 2014