C. Rita (Connelly) Grindle, age 90

of Quincy

C. Rita (Connelly) Grindle, age 90

Quincy, C. Rita (Connelly) Grindle, age 90, a longtime Quincy resident, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 9, 2020 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Rita was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Coleman and Margaret M. (Coyne) Connelly. She was raised and educated in Cleveland and had lived in Quincy for the past sixty-one years.

She was employed as a customer service representative for State Street Bank in Boston for eighteen years and had been retired for many years.

Most of all, Rita was dedicated to her family, especially her cherished grandchildren.

Rita had lifelong grade school and work friends with whom she laughed together frequently. She was a very caring and generous woman who took great pride and care of her family and friends. Rita will be surely missed by all who knew her.

Beloved wife of the late J. Edward Grindle.

Devoted mother of Tammy L. Denver of Concord, NH, Mark C. Grindle and his wife Carol of Pembroke, David E. Grindle of Quincy, and Karen E. Remmes and her husband Ron of Rockland.

Loving grandmother of Michelle and Ryan Grindle, Michael and John Remmes, Alex and Nicholas Denver.

Rita was the last of four siblings.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth on Tuesday, January 14, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, visiting hours were omitted and interment will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269.


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  • Not only an incredible woman but an amazing mother-in-law. You will live on in your children and grandchildren because you set such an amazing example. I love you and will miss you always. 😘

  • I was sadden to see of my long-time neighbor’s passing. I had two of her children deliver the Patriot Ledger to me.

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

    Martha Czarnowski
    34 Braintree Ave.

  • Tammy , Mark, David and Karen. I am so sad for you. I will miss her so much. I relate to the loss and pain you are going through, and my heart aches for each of you. This is an old prayer I say often. Eternal Rest Grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in eternal peace. Amen

  • Rita and I sat next to each other while working at State Street Corporation many years ago. She was one of my favorite people. Although there was a 40-year age difference between us, I so looked forward to seeing her every day and sharing life’s secret adventures. She had THE greatest laugh. Rita also had a rather gentle, easy – breezy way of imparting her wisdom which turned out to be pure gold. I’m blessed to have known her.

  • What a beautiful photo. Sincerest condolences to Mrs Grindle’s family. May she rest easy.

  • Our deepest condolences to Karen and the Grindle Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.