Rita A. Wilson
1930 - 2020
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Wilson, Rita A.
Rita A. Wilson, age 90 of Oxford, the beloved wife of the late Leonard Wilson, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Shady Knoll Healthcare Center. Rita was born in Lewiston, ME, on May 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Alban and Rose (Cote) Guilman. She was a retired Inspector at Bates Mill. Rita was a longtime member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour. She enjoyed playing cards bingo and gardening. Rita was an avid NY Yankees Fan and she also enjoyed her frequent visits to Oxford Pizza and Fritz's Snack Bar. Most of all, Rita loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all, but will remain forever in our hearts.
Rita's loving family includes her two sons David Wilson of Prospect and Dennis Wilson and his wife Johanna of Stratford, two daughters Joyce Wilson of Branford and Lori Kingsley and her husband Michael of Beacon Falls, her eight caring grandchildren Kimberly Neville and her husband Jaime and Natasha Wilson all of Durham, Jenelle Sirois and her husband Andrew of Virginia, Jodi Scalzo and her husband Bryan of Hamden, Nick Wilson of North Carolina, Shane Kingsley, Cody Kingsley and his fiancée Johanna Rice and Tanner Kingsley all of Beacon Falls, and her nine cherished great-grandchildren Cameron and Kristen Neville both of Durham, Zachary and Skylar Conant both of Oxford, Riley and Mason Sirois both of Virginia, Saige Scalzo of Hamden, Braydon Wilson of North Carolina and Colton Kingsley of Beacon Falls.
A Memorial Mass in celebration of Rita's life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at Holy Rosary Church, 10 Father Salemi Dr. in Ansonia. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rita's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, through the funeral home.
The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. Seymour, is compassionately caring for the family. To light a virtual candle or to leave online condolences, please visit www.millerwardfuneralhome.com

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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 21, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
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Dana Moore
October 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Rita Wilson, she was an amazing and adored woman who blessed many lives
Dana Moore
October 21, 2020
Joyce and family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Love, strength and prayers
Marguerite and Paul
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October 21, 2020
I had the honor to meet this wonderful kind and caring woman years ago through playing bingo . Rita was a good friend who had a great sense of humor I always Loved to make her laugh . I got to know great stories of her life and family that she would share in conversations. Rita you will be truly missed . To Joyce and your sister and brothers and the rest of the family . May god comfort you all at this time . And celebrate the life of your mom cause she was the best ! Now she is at peace and you will all meet again some day. RITA Send some good vibes from heaven to your YANKEES for next season to get their butts in gear and play like winners !!!! LOVE YOU MY FRIEND !!!’
Sandy mulholland
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