Charlton, MA. – Rita (Savaria) Trudeau, 98, of 88 Masonic Home Rd, died Saturday September 17,2016 in Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. She was the loving wife of the late “Ray” Orian R. Trudeau. She was born in Southbridge, MA the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Antoinette (Desaulniers) Savaria. She was predeceased by her sister Jeanette Savaria.
For most of her married life, Rita resided on Floral Ave in North Grosvenordale, CT. Mrs. Trudeau was a chief optical inspector for the American Optical Company of Southbridge, MA. Upon her retirement, after 42 years, she and Ray moved to South Dennis, MA. They continued to open their home and shared their life with family and friends. In 1985, they picked up roots again and settled in Port Charlotte, Florida; made new friends and shared life again with family for over 20 years. Ten years ago, Rita made the move to the Overlook of Charlton, MA. Once again she made new friends and shared her wonderful life with those she touched. She was also an active member of the Southbridge Women’s Club.
Rita is survived by her sister, Claude C. Dumas of Southbridge, MA; her nieces Jeanne Bridgeo of Southbridge, MA and Loretta Para of Webster, MA and her nephew Edward Dumas of Venice, FL. She always felt blessed to have touched the lives of her great nephews Ben Bridgeo and Joseph Dumas, her great nieces Danielle (Bridgeo) Phillips and Sarah Dumas and her great grandniece Ava Phillips. Her sweet smile, warm hugs and love of conversation will be greatly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family for a Mass of Christian Burial
on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm in St Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N.
Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Valade Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with her arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.