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 Rita M. <I>DeGuise</I> Figella

Rita M. DeGuise Figella

Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Jan 2009 (aged 84)
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Lot 98, Grv 2 (W-N)
Memorial ID 101241468 · View Source
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SOMERS - Rita (DeGuise) Figella, 84, of Somers widow of Frank Figella, entered into eternal rest Tuesday Jan. 6, 2009 at Parkway Pavilion. Rita was born in Springfield, MA and was a resident of Somers most of her life. She was a longtime communicant of All Saints Church. Rita was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed crafts and gardening. She cared for the children of many families in Somers during her lifetime and made the World a special place by being in it. Rita leaves to cherish her memories her loving daughters, Jacqueline Haas of Somers and Joy Marie Taylor and her husband James of Myrtle Beach, SC, her loving grandchildren, Shalom, Kelly, Jeremy, Joshua, Coty and Bree her loving great grandchildren, Andrew, Lilly, Jonathan, Olivia and her dear friend Chapin Bemis of Somers who she treated like a son. She was predeceased by a son, John J. Figella. Rita's family will receive relatives and friends at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Church, Somersville. Burial will be in West Cemetery. Memorial donations in Rita's memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032. A special thanks to all the staff at Parkway Pavilion who took such special care of Rita through the years. "God can't always be everywhere, so, he invented mothers."

[Published in The Springfield Republican, (Springfield, MA) - Thursday, January 8, 2009]

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101241468
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rita M. DeGuise Figella (22 Nov 1924–6 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101241468, citing West Cemetery, Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Dave McCaffrey (contributor 47476196) .