STONINGTON- Rita B. Shepard, 87, devoted wife of the late Elmer Shepard, passed away at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Stonington, peacefully on September 15, 2017. She was born in Fall River, NH April 18th 1930, the daughter of the late Hector Daudelin and Rose (Le Francois) Daudelin.
Rita is survived by a daughter, Belinda A. Eaton and husband, Ronald of Stonington; son- Gerald L. Shepard and wife, Nina of Attleboro, MA; 6 grandchildren-Marie, Aaron, Adam, Elizabeth (Eric Smith), Lindsay (Matthew Letounneau), and Caitlyn; 3 great-grandchildren- Colin, Kirsten, and Brieanna; 2 great great-grandchildren- Chelsea and Caylee; special friends- Marilyn Hutchinson from childhood and Scott Webber.
Rita was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Shepard; son-Ricky H. Shepard; sisters-Jeanette Gross and Dolores Morey Morse; brothers-Armond, Gerard, and Marcel Daudelin.
A special thank you for her sweet caregivers- Martha Rhodes, Helen Eaton, Marjorie Davis, Donna Williams, and Beacon Hospice. You all made it possible for me to keep my mom at home with us and let her have the ending she wanted.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Stonington with a reception to follow.