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Rita J. Stier

Died: 2016-08-20
Resided in: Middleton & Lynn
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2016-08-26 / 4pm-6pm
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2016-08-26 6pm
Service location: at the Funeral Home
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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
We will miss Rita very much, and our thoughts are with all her family and friends as we mourn her passing. We know it was very difficult for her family to experience this loss, but we are thankful at least that Rita did not suffer for an extended time. Rita's family was with her through it all, sharing their love and comfort. May she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Theresa and Jay Asikainen
Sheryl. Thank you. Yes we do remember you ;) Thank you for thinking of us. Joanne (STIER)
So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Thoughts of Geneva Ave. came to mind right away. Please except our condolences. The O'Leary's Tim, Janice, Mary-Ellen, Karen, Craig and Chris
Carol & Joanne and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom & Doreen Crowley.
Our prayers go out to the family. We are neighbors of Rita. I have been delivering meals and taking her to the Senior Center over the past few years. She was a wonderful person and we will miss her greatly. Love Nancy and Tom Wheatley 12Meeting House Square Middleton Ma.
Thank you to all that wrote or came by to say goodbye to our mother. It has been a hard time on the family but a true treasure to have so many thoughtful friends and family to help all get through this sad time. Also, so nice to hear from our childhood family (The O'Learys) and also Sheryl :)Joanne and family

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