William J. Gormley Funeral Home
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA
STUART, Rita Edith 86, of West Roxbury, passed away at her home June 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Lyndon, VT, the younger of two children born to Doris and Charles Stuart both from St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She was predeceased by her sister, Margery Finlayson. Rita was the loving aunt of David, Steven, Brenda and Scott Finlayson. In addition, she had many grand nieces and nephews who brought her joy and many smiles over the years. Rita was a long active member of the Bethany First United Methodist Church in Roslindale serving as the treasurer for over twenty years and participated in the children's programs. During her retirement years she volunteered at the local elementary school helping children with their reading skills. She graduated from Bates College and was employed at the Boston Five Cents Savings throughout her whole career. Rita had a fondness for animals, especially for her cat, Mittens. She loved sweets of all kinds, and enjoyed frequent trips to the local bakery and ice cream parlor. She will be remembered with much love from all who knew her. Services will be private.

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Brenda Finlayson
July 28, 2014
Rita - Say hi to all the wonderful people from the West Roxbury Church up in Heaven. - John.
July 27, 2014
Rita - I'll always remember you and your Mom and Dad at West Roxbury Methodist Church. You were always there to help and now you are re-united with your parents in Heaven. Say hi to Emma, Eva, Joe, Tom, Irene and everyone else there. I'll always miss you. - Love, John Sprague.
July 27, 2014
Rita - I'll always remember you from our days at West Roxbury Methodist Church and then at Bethany. You were always there to help. Now you are re-united with your wonderful Mom and Dad in Heaven. - Love, John Sprague.
July 27, 2014
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