|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1897|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1966|
J.A. Ritchott, Chicopee City Auditor, Dies
City Auditor Joseph A. Ritchott, 68, of 184 Rimmond Ave., Chicopee auditor for the pass 28 years and a former Hampden County deputy sheriff, died Friday in Mercy Hospital.
The veteran city official suffered a stroke in his home Thursday noon and was taken by police ambulance to the hospital. He died at 1.15 a.m.
Born in St. David, Quebec, Can., on June 12, 1897, the son of Magloire and Marie (Parent) Ritchott, he was named Chicopee auditor in early 1939 and held this post until his death.
Mr. Ritchott was educated in the local and St. Frederick Schools of Drummondville, Can., and the College Cote des Neiges in Montreal.
He was married to Viola H. Hebert in Canada on May 7, 1922 and he survived him with two sons, Roger H., of Chicopee and Norman J., assistant city auditor in Chicopee; daughter Paula June Gray of Coral Gables, Fla.; two brothers, Wilfred of Chicopee and Albert of Suncook, N.H.; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Vient of Springfield and Mrs. Blanche Babineau of Chicopee; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He served as a deputy sheriff for eight years, and was a communicant of Assumption Church. He held membership in L'Union Canadienne, Court Bonneville, Franco-American Foresters, Kiwanis Club, Chicopee Lodge of Elks, United Commercial Travelers and the Municipal Finance Officers Association.
The funeral will be held at the Grise funeral home, Chicopee, Monday at 8 a.m., with a solemn requiem high mass in Assumption Church at 9. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chicopee. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
RITCHOTT – In Springfield, Jan. 7, Joseph A. Ritchott of 184, Rimmon Ave., Chicopee, husband of Viola (Hebert) Ritchott, Chicopee city auditor. The funeral from Grise funeral home, Monday morning at 8, followed by a solemn requiem high mass in Assumption Church at 9. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Chicopee. Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Joseph A. Ritchott, of Chicopee, in Springfield Friday. Funeral Monday at 8 at Grise Funeral home, Chicopee.
(Springfield Union, Saturday, January 8, 1966, p. 18)
CHICOPEE - City Auditor Joseph A. Ritchott, 68, of 184 Rimmon av., died Friday morning at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He collapsed Thursday while brushing [...]
(published Boston Globe - Jan 8, 1966, p. 20)
Henry Ritchott, died 1934
Magloire Ritchott (1855 - 1933)
Marie Parent Ritchott (1861 - 1924)
Viola Hebert Ritchott (1896 - 1991)*
Paula June Ritchott (1922 - 2010)*
Roger H Ritchott (1925 - 2006)*
Norman J Ritchott (1930 - 2008)*
Wilfred Abraham Ritchott (1882 - 1968)*
Henry Ritchott (1884 - 1934)*
Annonciata Ann Ritchott Vient (1886 - 1980)*
Blanche Ritchott Babineau (1891 - 1970)*
Albert Ritchotte (1892 - 1967)*
Joseph Agenor Ritchott (1897 - 1966)
Created by: Dominique Ritchot
Record added: Jan 20, 2013
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