1925 – 2010
Putnam– Rita (LaFlamme) Briere, 84, died Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred J. Briere Jr. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Leosa (Duquette) LaFlamme.
She enjoyed gardening, lighthouses, crocheting for her family and friends, and was a devoted grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Rita was a communicant and greeter at Saint Mary’s Church of the Visitation.
Rita is survived by her daughters, Theresa Holbrook and her husband Richard of Putnam, Connie Latour and her husband Joseph of Putnam, and Dolores Wallick of Mystic, CT. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kevin Holbrook, Lori Brisco and her husband Donald, and Jamie Bourque and her husband Andy; and 1 great-granddaughter, Samantha Megan Bourque.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Guestbook available at www.GilmanAndValade.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church.