Malden, Ma. — Rita Dann, daughter of the late Marie Jeanne Gosselin and Adrien Joseph Belleveau of Amesbury, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness with her family at her side.
She was born and raised in Amesbury and was a 1961 grammar school graduate of Sacred Heart School and an Amesbury High School graduate in 1965. Following high school she attended and graduated from North Hampton Commercial College. She was a longtime employee of the former Baily Corp. in Seabrook, NH and 7-11 stores in Hampton, NH. In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing and roller skating with her friends. She found her greatest joy camping with family and friends and she loved the outdoors. Later in life, she enjoyed flea marketing, antiquing, and buying and selling on eBay where she collected ruby glass. She enjoyed being around animals, especially her cats Pia and Tom Cat. She spent the past 8 years enjoying time with her granddaughter and living in Malden.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Dann, her granddaughter, Adriana Flores, her son-in-law Luis Flores all of Malden, MA., her close friends, Steven Brigandi and Alan Hartnett of Hampton, NH., her nieces Deborah Anderson of Raymond, NH., Diane Galatis of Merrimac, MA., Nancy and Joan Center both of Amesbury, and nephew James Center of Kingston, NH.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on January 5, 2013 at 11:00 am at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. in Amesbury. Calling hours will precede the service from 9:00-11:00 am. She will be laid to rest immediately following the service in the St. Joseph's Cemetery next to her family.