In memory of
Rita A. MacDonald
Rita Ann MacDonald, 86, of Marshfield and Hull, died peacefully during the early morning hours of January 11, 2017 at Alliance Healthcare in Braintree, surrounded by the love, comfort and care of her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald A. MacDonald. Raised in Boston, she was the youngest of three children born to the late Antonio and Anna (Lacapruci) Tomassetti, and she had lived in Hull and Marshfield for many years. Rita was a talented chef, and had managed the Cafeteria at the Hingham Courthouse for more than 20 years. Later, she ran foodservice operations for the former Star of David Nursing Home in West Roxbury, and also worked in that same capacity at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham for many years. She was the loving mother of Geralynne Gerri Spinale and her husband Joe of Plymouth, Theresa Dyer and her husband James of Sagamore Beach, Betty Massamino and her husband Joe of Seattle, Linda Dyer and her husband Billy of Abington, the late Tony MacDonald and his wife Rae of New Port Richie, Fla., Fred MacDonald of Marshfield and Rita A. MacDonald of Quincy. Sister of the late Arthur and John Tomassetti. Dear aunt of Arthur, John, Paul, Steven and Frank Tomassetti. Also survived by 17 cherished grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, extended family and good friends. Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held on Tuesday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. from the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in The Parish of St. Agatha, 432 Adams St., Milton. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 355 Walk Hill St, Boston. Visiting hours Monday from 4 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers welcome, or donations in Ritas memory may be made to: New England Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston MA 02135 or online at www.thehome.org Hamel, Wickens & Troupe hamelfuneralcare.com
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