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Rita Simone Houle
WOONSOCKET- Rita Simone Houle, 76 of Woonsocket passed away on January 9, 2013 in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary-Jane (Raymond) Maurice.
Rita was a life long city resident and worked as a seamstress/stitcher for 31 years for Finklestein, Rayco Co. and finally with Needlecraft. She was a member of St. Josephs Veterans Association and the Club Lafayette Association. Rita was an avid Bingo and card player.
She was married for 57 years to her husband Henri Houle who she married in 1955.
Her survivors include her loving husband Henri and five children; Leo, Diane, Wilfred and his wife Donna, Richard and his wife Melissa; and Roger, all of Woonsocket. Sisters, Germaine Gaulin of Woonsocket and Lucille Laporte of Central Falls. Also, she had four grandchildren; Eric, Joshua, Paige and Jonah all of Woonsocket. She was preceded in death by her brothers Armand "Frenchie", Walter and Bertrand Maurice and her sister Florence Smith.
Funeral services will be at 8:30 AM from the Keene Brown Funeral Home 445 Greenville Road, North Smithfield with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Agatha's Church in Woonsocket. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 in the funeral home. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Home and Hospice Care of RI or Trinity Health and Rehab Center.