Rita M. Bourgeois

Died: 2019-11-22
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Viewing type: Funeral Mass Only
Viewing location: St Agnes Parish, Middleton, MA
Viewing date: 2019-12-05
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Service date: 2019-12-05 ::: 10am
Service location: St. Agnes.
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Rita May Bourgeois (Amirault), 79, of Middleton, MA passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side on Friday, November 22nd following a brief illness.

Rita was born and raised in Lynn, MA and was the youngest of four. She graduated from Saint Jean Baptiste High School in Lynn.

Rita married the love of her life, Ron Bourgeois in August of 1961. They remained happily married and in love for 56 years.

Rita was a hard-working woman who worked as a machinist at Fairview Machine, and later with Ron at their own business, Burgess Machine in Middleton.

Every fall Rita enjoyed making her famous pickles from an old family recipe. She was also skilled at crochet and needlepoint and has left us with many beautiful pieces. Rita was known to enjoy playing a few hands of video poker on occasional trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Foxwoods.

Rita is survived by her daughter Lisa Bourgeois and partner Jim Willis, her son Peter Bourgeois, her brother Paul Amirault, several nieces and nephews, her dear friends, and her two favorite cats Rose and Peaches. She is predeceased by her husband Ronald Bourgeois, her sisters Martha Saunders and Marie Thedford, her nephew Dana Thedford, her parents Gene and Rosalie Amirault and her infant son Kenny Bourgeois.

Ritas family would like to thank her kind and helpful neighbors and friends and the Care Dimensions staff who helped honor her wish to remain at her home until the end. We are forever grateful.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in Middleton. To which all are kindly invited. There are no visiting hours.

Were so very sorry for your loss. Love, Maura & Chris
My heart goes out to all of you. Im so very sorry for your loss. ❤️
We love you do much Lisa, Jim and Peter.our prayers are with you. Our sincere sympathies.
So sorry for your loss! Rita was a wonderful Lady! She is at peace! Enough pain and suffering! Reunited with her loved ones! Alan LeClair Gregory Case Clearwater, Florida
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. My deepest condolences to you Lisa and your Family.
Lisa I am so sorry to hear this news. It's so hard losing your mother. I am thinking and praying for you in this time of grief.
So sorry for your lost your parents were wonderful ,you were blessed to have them both with there big hearts full of love, LOVE and prayers from Edith & Aldoria from Moncton N.B. Canada
Lisa Jim and Peter I already miss Aunt Rita and I am so sorry for your loss 🙏 I've had a rough few months as well I lost Dad my husband your cousin and now your mom all months apart from each other i love you all so much hugs and kisses XOXO 😘♥️
Lisa Jim and Peter I'm so sorry for your loss 🙏 I already miss Aunt Rita so very much I love you guys so much cousin Sandy

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