Rita I. Roberts
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Rita passed away after complications from a brief illness on January, 16 2021. Born in Killingly, CT, to Arthur and Irene (LeClaire) Roberts. Predeceased by her 2 sisters Irene Roberts, Jeannette Semmelrock and 3 her brothers Albert, Roland, and Tom Roberts and a nephew Jim Semmelrock. After growing up in Willimantic, CT, she moved to Ohio for 28 years then returned to CT and has lived in Montville for the past 20 plus years. Her working career led to a few manufacturing facilities and managing a few gas stations. Rita partially retired in her 70's and choose to work for Walmart in Norwich and Waterford where she started as a Customer Greeter and then moved to the Photo Department which gave her the opportunity to meet many interesting people and made numerous new friends. Rita also enjoyed training her pups Cherokee, Garcon, and Sweet Pea and participated is some agility training with them. She was an active member of the Montville Senior Center and a Senior Bowler at Norwich Ten Pin which enabled her to also meet new people and dear friends. "Sugar" as she was known by some, leaves many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and adopted family and friends who would look in on her and visit which she greatly appreciated.
Church and Allen Funeral home of Norwich is in charge of arrangements and a graveside service at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 815 Boswell Ave., Norwich will be held at 11:00am on Friday, 1/22/21. In lieu of flowers please donate to a local animal shelter in her name. Social distancing and face masks are asked to be worn.