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Rita May (McManus) MacDonald

Weymouth, Rita May (McManus) MacDonald, age 96, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Pope Nursing Home in Weymouth, surrounded by her loving family.

Rita was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada to the late Thomas and Margaret (Cavanaugh) McManus. She was raised and educated in Canada and immigrated to the United States as a young woman, arriving in Boston. She had lived in Weymouth for nine years, previously living in Watertown, Quincy and Dorchester.

She was a homemaker and was dedicated to her family. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, actively supporting all their activities and accomplishments.

Rita was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the piano and bowling.

She was proud of her Catholic faith and throughout her life attended church regularly.

Beloved wife of the late Ignatius F. MacDonald.

Devoted mother of Mary Ellen Dougan and her husband John R. Dougan, Captain, Quincy Police Dept. of Abington, Kevin MacDonald and his wife Emily of Watertown, Beverly A. Hennessy and her husband Paul of Braintree.

Loving grandmother of Kelly Collins and her husband Christopher of Hanson, Michael Dougan, Quincy Police Dept. and his wife Lisa of Quincy, Jack Hennessy and Elise Hennessy both of Braintree.

Cherished great grandmother of Riley and C.J. Collins, Ryan and Laina Dougan.

One of thirteen siblings, Rita is survived Josephine Doyle and Beatrice Devereaux both of P.E.I. Canada.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, June 26th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston.

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June 24, 2017
Heartfelt sympathy to Mary Ellen, John, Kelly, Mike and all the family. May your faith and all your cherished memories bring you great comfort at this difficult time,

~ Mike and Maureen Murphy


June 23, 2017
Very sorry for your loss, Kevin! May her soul rest in peace.

~ Pierre St Paul


June 22, 2017
Sorry for your lost, to you Kevin and your family.

~ Jesus Segovia


June 22, 2017
I am deeply sorry to hear the passing of your mother. God is ready to welcome her in heaven. she had a very good life.Now she is resting to get her reward.In the other hand stay strong hoping she is in good hands. God bless you and your family.

~ raster chery


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