UNITY — Rita Ann Ferland, 73, passed on to be with her beloved husband Norman and youngest son Matthew on May 9, 2019 at the home they built on Crescent Lake in the loving arms of her sons Anthony and Adam.
Rita was born on December 24, 1946 in Fort Edward, New York the daughter of Theodore DeCelle and Harriet Sexton DeCelle .
For many years, Rita was able to be a stay-at-home Mom for her family. Eventually, when she went to work, she was employed by many local businesses such as Topstone Furniture, Gorbet Files, Chicago Cutlery, Holsom, with most of her employment being with Sturm Ruger. Rita worked hard to support her family and was still able to take care of her home as well.
Rita and Norm were always working on different projects at the lake. Whether it was outside or inside, they were always together. There was always something to be done on the old house, but when the new house was built, it was their pride and joy.
The one thing that mattered the most to Rita was her family. Whether it was her immediate family or her extended family, she was always glad to see them and it showed. Rita absolutely loved all of her grandchildren, whether near or far they were always in her thoughts.
Surviving members of her immediate family are Norman Ferland II, Anthony Ferland, and Adam Ferland. Surviving brothers and sisters include Harriet DeCelle, Linda who is married to Alan Bullis, Florence who is married to Jerry Angelo, and Francine married to Rodney Wilkinson. Rita has two surviving brothers Paul DeCelle who is married to Barbara, Richard DeCelle who is married to Brenda, and Mary Jeanne Ferland.
Rita was pre-deceased by her husband Norman, youngest son Matthew, brothers William Sexton, Ted DeCelle, Juanita and John Austin, Bonnie and Ronald Durgin. More loving brothers and sisters were Maurice and Joyce Ferland , Paul and Yvonne Ferland, Roger and Madeline Ferland, Germaine Ferland and Theresa Ferland.
Visiting hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Sunday, May 12th from 5 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be Monday afternoon, May 13th at 3 Pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ascutney, VT. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.