RITA DEMARAIS

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RITA DESMARAIS Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home Rita Desmarais, 73 of Connell, Washington died on April 9, 2017 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington. Rita Mae Lawson was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and was the youngest of 4 children born to Leonard and Margaret Lawson. Rita grew up in Sunnyside, Washington, where she met the love of her life, Gary Desmarais. They were married in 1961 and were blessed with 4 children. Gary and Rita eventually settled in Connell, where they were active in St Vincent's Catholic Church. Rita did upholstery from her home and drove school bus for 25 years. Rita is survived by her husband of 55 years Gary, her children Barbara Desmarais Uribe (and Scott) of Pasco, Nick Desmarais (and Kim) of Connell and Angie Desmarais Fredrick (and Darren) of Spokane. Rita was preceeded in death by their oldest son, Dana Desmarais who passed away in 1981, along with her parents, her brother, Marlin and her sister, Kay. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Connell. A mass will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St Vincent's Catholic church in Connell, followed by a light lunch at the Connell Elementary Gym. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family invites you to sign their on-line guest book at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
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Pasco, WA 99301
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 16, 2017