Rita T. McCauley

July 29, 2017
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Rita T. McCauley, 90, a longtime Nashua resident, widow of William V. McCauley, passed away early Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 at the Maple Leaf Health Care Center in Manchester, after a period of declining health.
Mrs. McCauley was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Thomas and Florida (Gaudette) Rivard. She resided in Dracut and Lowell, MA for many years before moving to New Hampshire in 1964. She had been employed with Sanders Associates, Inc. as a quality control inspector for twenty-six years.
Rita was a communicant of St. Patrick Church of Nashua and held membership in the Third Order of St. Francis for over 70 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband William who passed away May 2, 1981. They were married on June 24, 1954 and shared nearly 27 years together.
Members of her family include a son, Bruce T. Auttelet and his wife Patricia of Georgia; two daughters, Kathleen R. Casey and her husband Peter of Hooksett, NH and Virginia E. McCauley of Manchester, NH; four grandchildren, Lori Bellerose and her husband Raymond, William S. McCauley, Bradley Auttelet and Nicole Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Raymond and Shanelle Bellerose. Rita was also predeceased by her daughter, Lorraine Diggins.
SERVICES: Her family will receive relatives and friends at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua, Thursday morning August 3rd beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com

2 Comments on Rita T. McCauley

Donna K. Griffin said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Kathleen and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel like I've gotten to know Rita through all the conversations with Kathleen this past year. The love she shared with your family was so obvious, and that is her legacy. thank you for allowing me to know her as I did. I know she's touched your lives in a million ways throughout the years, but she will be in many other hearts and minds throughout the years. God Bless.

Lynn A. Lavallee said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss and I know that she is looking down and watching over all of you. My deepest condolences to you all.

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