Rita J. KnoxSeptember 12,2013Rita J. Knox
MANCHESTER — Rita Jean Knox, 81, a resident of Green Knolls Lane in Rutland, and formerly of Manchester, Vermont, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont.
Rita was born in Tupper Lake, New York, on September 22, 1931, the daughter of Martin and Yvonne (Proulx) Cummings.
She received her education in Tupper Lake area schools, graduating from high school in 1949, and then attended Burlington, Vermont College.
Rita loved to quilt, work on crossword puzzles, enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family.
Rita is survived by her children: Jacquelyn Parker of Mooresville, Indiana, Jean Teddington of Atlanta, Georgia, and Geraldine Knox of Rutland; brothers, Gerald Cummings of Virginia, and Ben Cummings of Arlington, Vermont; sisters, Danielle Frommer of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Geraldine Blair of Arizona; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Knox, who died in 1981; her brother, Martin Cummings who died in 1996; and her sisters, Esther Caruso, Yvonne Mashell and Jacquelyn Ague.
At the request of the family, there are no formal funeral services.
If friends desire, memorial gifts in Rita’s memory may be made to the Rutland Regional Rescue Squad, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center, Vermont.
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