Rita R. (Blanchette) LaForge L'Italien

Died: 2013-08-02
Resided in: Danvers & Peabody
Viewing type: Viewing
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2013-08-05 5pm -8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2013-08-06 9am
Service location: St. Mary of the Annunciation
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2013-08-06
Cemetery: St. Mary's, Salem Ma
Contributions: Kaplan Hospice House

The family of Rita Rose L'Italien is sad to announce her passing after a sudden illness on August 2, 2013 in Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was predeceased by her first husband Paul J. LaForge and her second husband Harold L'Italien. Rita was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Eliza Blanchette ( Castonguay). Rita was a lifelong resident of Danvers. She worked for over thirty year at GTE Sylvania on Sylvan Street in Danvers. Rita's life revolved around her entire family. She enjoyed family camping trips and traveling around the country in her RV. Some of her other hobbies included Square Dancing with the Riverside Squares, sewing and cooking for her family. She is survived by her daughters Michelle Barker and her husband Rick of Bradford; Ann Marie LaForge of Salem; her sons, Ron LaForge and his wife Pam of Peabody; and Dan LaForge and his wife Lisa of Essex. Her six grand-children, Shelby Barker, Dean Barker, Andrew LaForge, Stephan LaForge, David LaForge, and Victoria LaForge. In addition to her husbands and parents, Rita was preceded in death by her siblings, Camille Blanchette, Oscar Blanchette, Roger Blanchette, Larry Blanchette, Philip Blanchette, and Simone L'Italien.

Please make memorial donations to the Kaplan Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, Ma.

Online condolences:

LaForge Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you comfort each other though this sad time. Sending caring blessings Rebecca J. Kedddy Friend and Co-Worker of Ron LaForge
My dear friend Ron, I am deeply saddened for your loss. I pray for the repose of the soul of your dearly beloved mother that she may rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers for your family, and I pray that you may find consolation at this difficult time. Sincerely, Al
To The LaForge Family, My condolences on the passing of your mother. Joe Pimenta
We are so sorry for your loss. Rita was like family to us for many years and we will always remember her beautiful smile and love of her family. Sorry we cannot be there in person, but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Pat & Fran
Ron, Pam and Andy, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and extended family and friends. Many fond memories of "The Rita" over the past many parties and holiday gatherings shared with your family. Love you guys, Michael Lynch
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom! You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Take comfort in the knowledge that she is with your dad and at peace. Love you all! Michelle, Rick, Ron, Pam Shelby, and Dean! If you need anything let me know
I love you guys! I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom is in a better place and isn't sick anymore! Talk to me if you need anything Shelby, stay strong. -Lindsey Eddows
Thinking of you all! Stay strong and have comfort that she is with your dad and happy! Love you if you need anything let me know! The Eddows Family!
Michelle, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom. Remember fondly the happy times you all shared.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Melissa Tremblay
To Michelle, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Christine Giovannucci
Sorry to hear the passing of you Mom and our Auntie Rita. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Diane (Rheaume) Seaberg, Chuck Rheaume and Ray Rheaume.
Dear Ron, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pam, Andy and your entire family at this time. I love you my friend and wish you peace and love.
Dear Ron, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You have been a wonderful and caring son and are the man you are because of your extraordinary mother. I pray for your comfort and that of your whole family during these difficult days. Take comfort in knowing she is back in good health and happiness in the loving arms or Our Lord. Liz Paszko
Dear Dan, so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Alyson and Bob
Sorry to hear about Auntie Rita.My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joanne(Rheaume) Robbins.
All our prayers are with your and your family. Pereira Clan in California

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