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Rita S. Berube
August 11, 2023
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North Smithfield - Rita S. (Belisle) Berube, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2023 in the St. Antoine Residence with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Berube.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Beaudoin) Belisle.
Rita was a Homemaker. She was a member of Royal Travelers, St. Joseph’s Senior Citizens, St. Louis and St. Anthony’s Chorale, a member of the Fleet Reserve Auxiliary of Blackstone Valley, and a volunteer at St. Antoine Residence.
She was a hands-on mom and wife who enjoyed traveling with her husband and her friends. She loved spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her puzzles, sitting in the sun and going out to eat with her friends, having the occasional glass of Southern Comfort or Apricot Brandy.
Rita is survived by her two daughters, Rachel Gagnon and her husband John of North Smithfield and Denise Girard and her husband Paul of Blackstone.
Three grandchildren, David, Eric, and Jason. Four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Lilly, Emmalyn, and Kinley. And several nieces and nephews.
She was also the grandmother of the late Lisa Gagnon and sister to the late Normand, Romeo, Roger, Raymond, and Lucien Belisle and Jeannine Corriveau.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 9 AM from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI. Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited; Visitation is from 8-9AM in S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.