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Official Obituary of: Rita T. Kelleher, 95, on December 27, 2021

Rita T. Kelleher, 95, on December 27, 2021

CUMBERLAND – Rita T Kelleher, 95, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Dec 27, 2021.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J Kelleher Jr.  Born in Central Falls, RI  She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Giblin) Tennyson.  

Rita worked for Valley Gas Company for 13 Years before retiring.  She was a volunteer and Eucharistic  minister at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro.

She is survived by her children Thomas Kelleher wife Carolyn, Mary Grady, Maggie Flanigan, Maureen Franklin, Colleen Whelan and Brian Kelleher (Ellen).   Mother of the late Joseph Kelleher and sister of the late Mary Proulx, Alfred Tennyson, James Tennyson and Raymond Tennyson.

Fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grand children.  Many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Atteboro on Monday, January 10 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  at 10am in Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at St Mary’s Catholic Church 14 Park Street, North Attleboro, Ma 02760.

In lieu of flowers a donation in Rita’s name to the National Centre for Padre Pio Barto, PA would be appreciated at www.padrepio.org.

 

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  • I will always have such fond memories of Aunt Rita and my Kelleher cousins.  Your mom will always be looking down and continuing to guide and advise us of the righteous path to take.

    Sorry I can’t be there for you all but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

    Thank you Tommy, we will honor your Mother’s memory through Saint Pio.

    With much love from Texas Rob and my son Kendall Tennyson

  • My sincere sympathy to the Kelleher family near and far.  Rita was a wonderful woman, a kind and generous person who always had time for friends and family.  When my mother died in 1979, Rita was one of the first of family to help guide and support my father, my brother and me during this sad time.  She was blesses both with having a wonderful sense of humor and a deep and abiding faith with family being most important in her life.  I am sorry that I cannot be there in person to offer my sympathy for your (and our loss).  Please be comforted by the many wonderful memories that you have and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  • OUR MOTHER, RITA HAD A SPECIAL DEVOTION TO PADRE PIO AS WELL AS DID AND DO HER CHILDREN.

    WE PRAYED TO SAINT PIO ASKING HIM REQUEST OUR BLESSED MOTHER TO INTERCEDE WITH OUR LORD

    TO WELCOME OUR MOTHER INTO HIS ARMS AND HIS BEATIFIC VISION. I FOR ONE BELIEVE SAINT PIO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN OUR MOTHER SEEING JESUS AND HASTENING TO HIS ARMS. IF POSSIBLE, EXTEND YOUR GENEROSITY TO SAINT PIO’S SHRINE AT BARTO,PA AND HOPEFULLY VISIT THERE YOURSELVES SOMEDAY.  TOMMY

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  1. OUR MOTHER, RITA HAD A SPECIAL DEVOTION TO PADRE PIO AS WELL AS DID AND DO HER CHILDREN.

    WE PRAYED TO SAINT PIO ASKING HIM REQUEST OUR BLESSED MOTHER TO INTERCEDE WITH OUR LORD

    TO WELCOME OUR MOTHER INTO HIS ARMS AND HIS BEATIFIC VISION. I FOR ONE BELIEVE SAINT PIO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN OUR MOTHER SEEING JESUS AND HASTENING TO HIS ARMS. IF POSSIBLE, EXTEND YOUR GENEROSITY TO SAINT PIO’S SHRINE AT BARTO,PA AND HOPEFULLY VISIT THERE YOURSELVES SOMEDAY.  TOMMY

  2. My sincere sympathy to the Kelleher family near and far.  Rita was a wonderful woman, a kind and generous person who always had time for friends and family.  When my mother died in 1979, Rita was one of the first of family to help guide and support my father, my brother and me during this sad time.  She was blesses both with having a wonderful sense of humor and a deep and abiding faith with family being most important in her life.  I am sorry that I cannot be there in person to offer my sympathy for your (and our loss).  Please be comforted by the many wonderful memories that you have and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  3. I will always have such fond memories of Aunt Rita and my Kelleher cousins.  Your mom will always be looking down and continuing to guide and advise us of the righteous path to take.

    Sorry I can’t be there for you all but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

    Thank you Tommy, we will honor your Mother’s memory through Saint Pio.

    With much love from Texas Rob and my son Kendall Tennyson

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