Rita H. (Simonini) Archambault

Born: Sun., Oct. 7, 1934
Died: Tue., Jun. 19, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 24, 2018
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jun. 25, 2018
Location: Good Shepherd Church

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Uxbridge- Rita H. (Simonini) Archambault, 83, passed away on June 19, 2018 at the Lutheran House in Worcester surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband Leo H. Archambault in 1994 and her daughter Mary A. Smith in 2011.
Rita is survived by 4 children, Karen Chamberland of Uxbridge, with whom she lived, Mark Archambault and his wife Cheryl of Spencer, Rene Archambault and his wife Jamie of N. Kingston, RI, and Jane Burch and her husband Josiah of Douglas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great- grandchildren, a sister Esther Jalbert and her husband Henry of Cumberland, RI, many nieces and nephews, and many treasured friends. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Mario and Elio Simonini. Born on Oct. 7, 1934, she was the daughter of Pietro and Gioconda (Cheli) Simonini and grew up in Woonsocket, RI.
Rita worked at Bernat Mills in Uxbridge before becoming a home health aid with the VNA where she worked for 21 years up until her retirement in 1999. She had an abundance of kindness and compassion and truly loved her job. Rita liked to crochet, and crafted many beautiful works over her years, including blankets and slippers for the entire family. She was known for her phenomenal cooking, her meatballs in particular were a traditional food enjoyed by all as well as her delicious Italian cookies. She also generously spent her time volunteering at the “Peace of Bread Community Kitchen” making more delicious home cooked meals and helping those in need. She was a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd Church.
            Her funeral will be held on Mon. June 25, 2018 at 11am in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell- Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be held on Sun. June 24 from 5-8 pm. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: http://www.JackmanFuneralHomes.com

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Elizabeth and Kenneth Chamberland & Family
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
Karen and Family, Please accept our heart felt Condolences on the passing of your mom. May the Lord continue to be with you during this time.
Love, Ely, Ken, and Mary Chamberland

Carol and Daniel Nye
   Posted Sun June 24, 2018
Esther(Simonini) and Henry Jalbert and family
We express our deepest sympathy to you. Your sister Rita will be missed by all who loved her. May the Lord be with you at this difficult time.
Carol and Daniel Nye

Cynthia (Archambault) Perry
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
Dear family: I am sorry for your loss, and for the loss of others in your past. I came across Rita's obituary while viewing another's, and was remembering your family from days gone by. Leo and my father, Joseph Hector Emile Archambault (aka Joe or Hector), were cousins.
We all met when we were kids in the 60's and 70's, in Uxbridge and Linwood. My dad passed 1.5 years ago. I now live in VT.

Just thinking of you and your family, and wishing only the best to each of you in your life's journeys.

With love,

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