Rita C (Guertin) Ferry

Born: Wed., Jun. 11, 1924
Died: Thu., Jun. 11, 2020


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 15, 2020
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

Tue., Jun. 16, 2020
Location: St. Mark’s Catholic Church


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Sutton-Rita C. (Guertin) Ferry, 96, of Central Turnpike, formerly of Uxbridge passed away Thurs. June 11, 2020 at home after an illness. Her family was by her side. Her husband of 47 years Robert J. Ferry Sr. died July 11, 1990.
     She is survived by a daughter Kathleen Ferry Givner with whom she lived; 7 grandchildren Sean Ferry of Whitinsville MA, Kristine Lange and her husband Stephen of Northbridge, MA, Leigh Marengo and her husband Jim of Boylston, MA, Jeff Givner and his wife Dawn of Branford, Ct, Danielle Ferry and her husband Jordan Friedman of Brooklyn NY, Eric Wrona Perry and his husband Chuck of Cranston, RI, and Casey Davidson and her husband Ryan of Quincy, MA; three and a half great-grandchildren Olivia Lange, Kyle Givner, Jacob Friedman, and soon to be born Jack; 2 daughter in laws Claire Ferry of Virginia City, NV, and Debbie Nichols Ferry of Harwich, MA; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 3 children Robert J. Ferry Jr., Dennis Ferry, and Maureen Wrona. Rita was sister of the late Ann Beausoleil, William Guertin, and Omer “Pat” Guertin. Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 10, 1924, she was the daughter of Omar and Annette (Greenough) Guertin and lived 40 years in Sutton. Previously she lived in Uxbridge.
     A career woman, Rita went back to school in 1965 and became a Computer Programmer for Paul Revere Insurance Co. She retired at age 63 as a Systems Analyst. She then went back to work in the Payroll Dept. and Office  for District Nurses  in Millbury and Worcester, retiring in 1998. Educated in Woonsocket High School and Providence College, Rita was an avid reader, a quilter, and a student of the Bible. She loved puzzles, square dancing with her husband and spending winters in Florida with him as well. She was a member of St. Mark’s Church in Sutton and their Faith Sharing Group. Family and living out her faith was most important to Rita however. She will be deeply missed.
     Her funeral will be held Tuesday, June 16 from Jackman Funeral Home,  12 Spring St., Whitinsville with a mass at 11 AM in St. Mark’s Church, 356 Boston Rd. Sutton. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Uxbridge will be at a later date. Calling hours at the funeral home in Whitinsville will be held Mon. June 15 from 4 to 7 PM. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Mark’s Parish, 356 Boston Rd. Sutton MA 01590. to leave a condolence message for her family please visit www. Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Letty Wheelock
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
Kathy, What a full life your mother lived! My condolences to you. Love, Letty

Shirley Haglund
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss and I know how much it hurts to lose your mom even though you know she is in a better place. Kristine, Olivia and Kathy, I saw for myself what good care you gave your grandmother and mother. I am proud of each of you for the care you gave her and am so thankful for the chance to have seen her, read and sing to her. I loved her so much since the first time I met her at Millbury District Nursing and had so much fun with her. I'm grateful to God to have been part of her life. We also shared our faith and prayed for each other. I would often call for her political views as well. She was a woman of statue and greatly to be admired.

Ray Courtemanche
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. I regret that I am unable to see you in person. God bless you and give you strength at this difficult time.

Maureen McTiernan
   Posted Mon June 22, 2020
Kathy, I am so sorry to see of your Mom's passing. I have been so involved in moving that I had no idea till I just looked at the Tribune today(6/22). She was such a sweet lady and we had just talked about her when we met. She did live a wonderful life & had a beautiful family. Nevertheless, it does not make it any easier for you. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

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