1926 – 2013
Putnam – Rita R. Gratton, 87, of Harrison Street, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 after a two year battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of the late Roger A. Gratton who passed away in 2005. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Amedee and Albina (Rayno) Leduc.
Mrs. Gratton was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and playing bingo and especially spending time with her family. She was a graduate of Putnam Catholic Academy.
Rita is survived by her sons, Roger R. Gratton and his wife Ann of Pomfret Center, Richard P. Gratton and his companion Richard of Putnam, and Arthur P. Gratton of Putnam; her grandchildren, Roger, David, Wayne, Mark, Beth, and Eric; and her great grandsons, Owen, Trenton, and Jarod. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her daughter, the late Elaine M. Gratton, her brothers, the late Arthur Leduc, and Victor Leduc; and her sister, the late Stella Rondeau.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the John Dempsey Regional Center in memory of Elaine Gratton, 376 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.