Greenfield, MA — Rita Little Daly, 103, passed away September 17, 2021 at Buckley Healthcare Center. Rita was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Barry) Little and was born in West Springfield, Ma. on January 7, 1918. She attended schools in West Springfield and then married David J. Daly in November 1948. David predeceased her in 2013. She was a longtime resident of East Longmeadow where she raised her family. She was a devoted communicant of St. Michael's Church and then Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield, Ma. while she was a resident of the Arbors. David and Rita traveled extewnsively in the US and Ireland.
She is survived by a daughter Anne Lyman and her husband Scott of Bernardston, Ma. and a son, Thomas and his wife Linda of Nantucket, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren, David Lyman and his wife Lynnell of Uxbridge, Ma. Todd Lyman and his wife Julia of Walpole, Ma. Kerry Stevens and her husband David of Littleton, Ma. Amy Lyman of Belchertown, Ma. ErinLyman and her husband Craig of Sheffield, Ma. and Theresa Lyman of West Roxbury, Ma. She also leaves 9 great grandchildren; Max, Patrick, Evan, Finley, Lukas, Lola, Bridgit, Ronan and Ernie.
Funeral services will be private with burial in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, Agawam, Ma. with her husband.
Donations in her memory may be made to: Cardinal Cushing Center, a non profit school for children with intellectual disabilities, 405 Washington St. Hanover, Ma. 02339. www.cushingcenters.org
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.
To send condolences please visit www.kidderfuneralhome.com
Published by The Recorder on Sep. 20, 2021.