Rita J. Stier, 83, of Middleton, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday August 20th 2016, after a brief illness. Rita was born in Lynn, MA on December 29th 1932 to Frederick and Rita Carlson. She was married to the late Edward Stier, a former police officer and native of Lynn. She was a 1950 graduate of Lynn Classical High School and attended Burdett Business College.
Rita worked at General Electric in Lynn for 10 years as an Administrative Assistant and then left her career to start a family. She later lived in Lynnfield MA and spent summers, with the family, at their camp on Pine River Pond in Wakefield, NH.
Rita is survived by her children, Carol Roy and her husband Timothy Roy of York, Maine, Joanne Davis of Newmarket, NH and her son Ronald Stier and his wife Audrey of Hampstead, NH. She is predeceased by her son Robert of Nashville, TN. Rita also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Christie, Amanda, Erica, Erin, Eric and Melissa.
Rita will be sadly missed by her sister, Claire Palumbo of Lynnfield, MA and her brother Frederick (Babe) Carlson of Manchester, CT. She is predeceased by her sister, Joan Cantrell of Peabody, MA and her brother, John Carlson formerly of Revere, MA. Rita also leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews.
Rita will be best remembered for her upbeat positive attitude toward life and her wonderful sense of humor. She was an avid listener of Classic Rock and Jazz piano. Her family was most important to her and they will all miss her dearly.
A wake will be held on Friday, August 26 at Mackey Funeral Home 128 S. Main Street Route 114, Middleton, MA from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers: https://www.caredimensions.org/giving/ways-to-give/memorials.cfm
Online Condolences Below:
|To the Stier family - - So sorry to hear about your mom's passing (and Rob's too, of course). Not sure if any of you remember me but much of my youth was spent around your family, young at the time, and at your grandparents' homes both in Lynn and in NH. Lynda, was my best friend, then. I also remember your Dad and what a great guy he was and did meet your Mom several times, such a great lady. May memories of happier times bring a smile to you all through the difficult days ahead. God Bless you all. --- Sheryl Currier Evans, NY