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Rita Cormier

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Mrs. Rita M. (Arsenault) Cormier, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her home. She was 85. Rita was born in St. Paul, New Brunswick on June 22, 1928, a daughter of the late Emile and Domine (Breau) Arsenault, and had been a Waltham resident since 1957. She was raised in St. Paul and lived for a time in Toronto and in Halifax, Nova Scotia before moving to Waltham. Until her retirement Rita worked for BLH Electronics in Waltham and in Canton. She had been a member of the Third Order of Mary and the Ladies Guild at Saint Josephs Church in Waltham where she also served as a Eucharistic minister for many years. She leaves her husband, Owen R. Cormier; her children, Diane Buonomo and her husband, Joe, of Waltham, Debra Robichaud and her husband, Don, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, Denise Lacey and her husband, Chris, of San Diego, California, Donna Mullin and her husband, Sean, of Temecula, California and Darlene Cormier of Waltham; her grandchildren, Joe and Dan Buonomo, Robyn Robichaud, Julie, Michael, Jennifer and Christin Lacey, and Micah, Rachel and Sarah Mullin; her great-grandchildren, Haley and Brayden Buonomo; her siblings, Leo Arsenault of Notre Dame, New Brunswick, Roger Arsenault and Irma Drew, both of Moncton, New Brunswick and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Yvon, Elze, Zoel, Louis, Alfred, Herve and Domice Arsenault. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to WCI, 135 Beaver Street, Waltham MA 02452. To share a memory please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com

Published in Waltham News Tribune from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, 2014
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