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Rita Mary (Blais) Tetreault

April 5, 1918 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 99)

Rita Mary (Blais) Tetreault, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday January 5, 2018, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Rita was born on April 5, 1918, in Franklin, NH, a daughter of Alphonse and Mary Jane (England) Blais. She was raised and educated in Franklin but moved to Springfield in 1953 and was a longtime resident here before residing in Westfield for the past several years. Rita was the beloved wife of 62 years of Ernest W. Tetreault who predeceased her on January 22, 2000. She was an assembler for many years at Springfield Wire, formerly on Leete St. and later on Page Blvd. Rita was a parishioner of Holy Name Church in Springfield. She leaves behind her loving children, Barbara J. Devino and her husband, Allen of Cedar Park, TX, Dolores Kaddy and her husband, Ronald of Westfield, daughter in law Judith Tetreault wife of the late Ernest (Sonny) Tetreault of Agawam, Richard P. Tetreault and his partner, John Knosky of New Kensington, PA, and Kenneth R. Tetreault and his partner, Michael Bello of Toms River, NJ; eleven cherished grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her beloved son, Ernest R. Tetreault in 1998 and her grandson, Jeffrey Kaddy in 1976. Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, January 10th, for calling hours for Rita from 4-7 p.m. at Hafey Springfield Chapels, 494 Belmont Avenue. Rita’s funeral will be held on Thursday, January 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield. Committal prayers and burial will follow immediately after the Mass at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 or to a charity of ones choice.


 Service Information

January 10, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2018

9:30 AM
Holy Name Church
323 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

January 11, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Michael's Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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