Rita M. Watkins CLARENDON — Rita Marie Watkins, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, following a long illness. She was born May 19, 1940, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Mrs. Watkins was employed for several years as a dietary aide at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed doing puzzles, John Wayne movies, fishing and camping. Survivors include four children, Virginia Watkins of Clarendon, Christine Watkins of Center Rutland, Paul Watkins of Florida, Mike Watkins of Rutland; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David M. Watkins, Dec. 25, 1996; a son, Marshall Watkins, in 1994; three sisters and three brothers. Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland, VT 05701. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

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So sorry to hear of Ritas passing she is a wonderful woman. She is caring, funny, easy to get along with, shes sweet and sassy and she could keep up with the smart remarks. She could dish out good. We had a great time ringing bells years ago. When she was there it was great you know the days gonna go smooth. This little lady will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Rita until its my time raise a little cane just so they know your there lol


She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed by everyone

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