Rita T. DesRuisseaux

  • Born: June 3, 1939
  • Died: October 2, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rita T. DesRuisseaux, 79, of Manchester, passed away on October 2, 2018.

Born in Manchester on June 3, 1939, she was the daughter of Omer Gagne and Lillian Boisvert. She graduated from St. Marie High School.
In her early years, she spent her life as a homemaker. Later, Rita was employed with Garber Travel as a travel agent and Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Rita loved traveling, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, and spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee with her family. She was a volunteer at Catholic Medical Center, and recently received recognition for 11, 050 volunteer hours of service. She also knitted hats and blankets for newborn babies at Elliot Hospital for a total of 2,500 volunteer hours of service.

She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, L. Robert DesRuisseaux in 2003.

Family members include three daughters, Diane Kazanowski and her partner, Jim Mulholland, Suzanne Berube and her husband, Stephen and Janet Girard and her husband, Ronald; two sons, Marc DesRuisseaux and his wife, Kim and Robert DesRuisseaux and his wife, Julie; eight grandchildren, Corey, Andrew, Jonathan, Nathan, Lauren, Katelyn, Alexandra and Danielle; three great grandchildren, Parker, Amelia and Layla; and a sister, Carmen Bourgeois and her husband, Normand.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday , October 10, 2018 at St. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. Private interment was at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NH Audubon Society, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester assisted the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sending love and deepest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Doreen and Brian Rillahan - Laconia, NH   October 11, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was so well liked at CMC and she brought joy & laughter to the Volunteer Office when she spent her Wednesday mornings with us. I became very fond of her and she would leave me the sweetest voice mail messages that always made me smile. We will all miss her.

Posted by Sue Tremblay & CMC Volunteers - Candia, NH - Coworker   October 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's loss! I was a year behind her at St. Marie H.S.. We were friends and later onI was her Hairdresser. She a sweet, fun-loving person who loved to SKI!

I am truly sorry for your loss!

Margie Soucy

Posted by Marjorie Aldrich - Manchester, NH   October 10, 2018

So sad to learn of Rita's death.Thoughts and prayers are with you Jan, Sue and your family.

Posted by Ed & Barb Girard - Pembroke, NH   October 07, 2018

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