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Rita E. Lambert

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother;

           Rita E. (Rivard) Lambert, 93, of Dracut, died Wednesday, February 28th at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Lambert, who died January 3, 1984.
           Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 26, 1924, a daughter of the late Arthur and the late Rita (Jones) Rivard, she received her education at St. Patrick’s Grammar School.
           Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Nurse’s Aide at D’Youville Manor in Lowell for over 39 years.
           Among her many enjoyments, she loved crocheting and knitting and was a member of the Dracut Senior Center. Her greatest joy, however, was the quality time she cherished in the company of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
           Rita is survived by four daughters Carol A. O’Neill of Manchester, NH; Mary R. Marshall and her husband Roland of Dracut, MA; Shirley H. Jones of Billerica, MA; and Deborah J. Hoyt and her husband Gary of Epping, NH; a son Bruce K. Lambert of Campton, NH; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
           She was also grandmother of the late Robert W. O’Neill, JR., mother-in-law of the late Robert W. O’Neill, Sr., and sister of the late Helen Weihermuller and the late Arthur Rivard.
           Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at the ST. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE CHURCH in Dracut at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com
. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Kelly Rocha
    Love you Nanie. You brought so much joy to your family and friends’ lives!! We were very blessed to have you with us for so long!! Rest In Peace!! Until we meet again!!!
  • Gary Hoyt
    I Loved you like my own mom and felt you always accepted me like your own son. Will always remember all our holidays you with spent in our home making them special. You will be missed but always remembered.
  • Laurie Smith
    Mary, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. May she rest in peace.
  • Deborah Hoyt
    I will miss you so much Momma, I love you to the moon & back.❤️
  • Kathy Harris
    Rest In Peace Rita.. my condolences to the family
  • Kathy Harris
    Rest In Peace Rita. My sincere condolences to the family may she rest in peace
  • Krista aguiar
    I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family Nicole love you all
  • Wayne Weihermuller  - Sleep well aunt Rita
    Thanks Aunt Rita for always saying I was your favorite. Of course, you told everyone that. You were my favorite too.
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