Rita J. Hemeon
Rita J. Hemeon
  • July 27, 1926 - April 27, 2017
  • New Hampshire

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Rita J. Hemeon, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Madonna Manor in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Rita was born in Franklin, NH on July 27, 1926, the daughter of Desneige (Bosselait) and Edgar Mercier.

She lived most of her adult years in Keene with her late husband of 45 years, Stanley G. Hemeon who died in 1990, and was a resident at Autumn Leaf Village in Keene for over 30 years.

She was a talented seamstress, and worked as a top stitcher at Princess Shoe in the 1960s. Rita was also an avid knitter. She was a devoted and longtime parishioner of St. Bernard Church in Keene.

Rita is survived by her children, Robert L. Hemeon of Laconia, NH, Brenda L. Reed of Franklin, MA, Dennis J. Hemeon of Willamina, OR, Jil A. Hemeon of Mansfield, MA; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

A committal service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00AM in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations would be welcomed at the Madonna Manor, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760.