Rita M. (MacDonald) Pritchard, of Amesbury, and formerly of Vermont, died Monday afternoon, March 19, 2012, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Pritchard.
Born in Amesbury, October 18, 1930, she was one of three daughters of the late Arthur E. and Agnes E. (Butler) MacDonald and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1948. Rita had worked as secretary at Towle Manufacturing, Western Electric, Exeter Manufacturing and Boston University.
She is survived by her sister, Ann L. Levesque and husband Richard of Merrimac, along with several nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Jean Little Bruce. She was predeceased by her sister, June R. Strength of Texas, who died in 2011. Everyone who knew her will miss her tender, caring ways and her ability to fill your heart with joy and laughter.
ARRANGEMENTS: Burial in Union Cemetery, Newton, New Hampshire will be private for the family. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.