CONCORD - Rita M. Brouillard, of 31 Grappone Drive, died April 17, 2014, due to a long illness.She was born on May 6, 1929, in Manchester to Hector and Adrienne Desfosses. She did her schooling in Manchester and very proud to say that she was a graduate student of the Villa Augustina in Goffstown.Being a hardworking woman, she was employed by several companies over the years, Beede Electric of Boscawen, General Electric of Hooksett, but her heart and soul was where she gave 10 years of loyal service until she retired at the age of 80 - working in the food service department of St. Paul's School of Concord. She greatly enjoyed the staff, the teachers and the students there, most who referred to her as Ms. Rita.She enjoyed bowling, bingo, embroidery, cooking, traveling, shopping, but most importantly she enjoyed being a mother, and she was one of the best, say her children. She was a woman of high energy and was up for most any activity as long as one of her six children was there by her side. She was a lover of all animals, especially her black cat, Peppy, her dog, Princess, and her birds.She had three sons, Thomas A. Lucier of Concord, Donald R. Lucier and his partner, Paula Whitlock, of Concord and Michael R. Lucier and his spouse, Christine Lucier, also of Concord. She had three daughters, Cathy R. Dumas and her spouse, Donald Dumas, of Allenstown, Donna M. O'Dougherty and her partner, Jason Rich, of Boscawen and Patricia A. Paré and her spouse Raymond Paré of Goffstown. She is survived by her former husband, father to her six children, Ralph B. Lucier Jr. of Concord.She was predeceased by her two brothers, Joseph H. Desfosses of Hooksett and Raymond Desfosses of Manchester.She had 13 grandchildren: Brandi Roy, Kristy Tibbetts, April Burke, Matthew Lucier, Katie Lucier, Dena Colledge, Joshua Frost, Lacey O'Dougherty, Tyler Frost, Tristian Parker (deceased), William Paul, Dylan Lucier, Ethan Lucier, and 17 great grandchildren. She had three nephews and six nieces. She has one surviving sister-in-law, Marion E. Desfosses of Hooksett.
services: Visiting hours will be held at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, on Monday, April 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at noon at St. Peter Parish, 135 N. State St., Concord. Burial will follow at Mount Calvery Cemetary of Manchester.