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Rita D. (Rivard) Flood, 99

  Rita D. (Rivard) Flood, 99, of Milford formerly of Medway passed away on March 4, 2015 at the Metro-West Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late John Flood, who died in 1988. Rita was a homemaker and worked in her earlier years at the Fernandez Supermarket. She was born November 9, 1915 in Bellingham, Ma daughter of the late Peter and Bertha (Brier) Rivard and educated in Bellingham and Milford Schools. Rita was predeceased by her daughter, Madonna Donahue and her sisters, Annette Potenza, Beatrice Kelley and her brother, Rev. Robert J. Rivard, cm. Rita is survived by her daughter, Mary Porazzo and her husband, Joseph Porazzo and loving nieces and nephews. Devoted to her family, she was a kind, loving person and had a wonderful sense of humor which she maintained until her passing and will be deeply missed by her family.
Visitation will be held on Monday,  March 9th  from 8:30 - 9:30 at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (lower level) 7 East Main St., Milford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Legacy of Faith Campaign 11 East Main St., Milford, Ma 01757.
The family would like to thank the Salmon V.N.A. of Milford and the doctors and nurses at the Metro-West Medical Center in Framingham.

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Dear Mary and Family, My sympathy and prayers are with you. Rita was such an inspiration to me. I will miss her very much. She has touched our lives in so many ways, Rita will always be in my heart. May she rest in peace. Gail Auger
Gail Auger

Dear Mary, I know you were very protective of our dear Rita...thank for "opening the curtain" and sharing her with me, I don't think I would have recovered as swiftly as I did without the kindness and compassion you both showed me...I will always remember my mischievous roomie messing with the staff @ CRHC laughing our heads off when she 'd say " watch this one!" , kindred spirits with birthdays 4 days apart, the years between never mattered..She greeted my Scott & Alexandra like family saying " Oh he's a handsome one, love that cap!" we would just sit and watch the birds not having to say a word... and when we talked it was always about how much she missed Madonna and how grateful she was to have her Mary...a year has gone, I have thought of her often and will hold you both in my heart always...XOXOXOX~Charlotte
Charlotte Grillo-Manna

Dear Mary, Thinking of you... Fondly, Laura
Laura Adamczyk

Dear Mary, So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Best, Susan
Susan Lohin

Dear Mary, I vividly remember how lovingly you spoke of your mother when we were working together at Wellesley reunion last summer. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be holding her and your family in my prayers. Yours, Catherine
Catherine O'Neill Grace

Dear Mary and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. Rita was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all! Love and God Bless,
Mary Lou (Tingley) Staples

Dear Mary and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. Rita was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all! Love and God Bless, Mary Lou (Tingley) Staples
Mary Lou (Tingley) Staples

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