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Letter: Thanks for being there

To the editor:

A celebration of life for our mother, Rita Rathburn, was held on May 25 at the former Saint Denis Church in Harrisville.

The day was made possible by the help of a special select few. We especially thank Chick Colony, Linda Willette and all of Historic Harrisville for allowing us the use of our mother’s former parish. Thanks to Kathy Buffum and the local ladies group for their offerings of food and support when we met with friends following the celebration at the Congregational Church in town.

Thanks to Wayne Derosia and the fire department for their contribution and, most importantly, to those who openly shared their thoughts, prayers and memories of our mother. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them and to all we met that day. Many thanks to those who have sent cards and calls with your appreciation to have known our mother. She is and will always be greatly missed.

On behalf of the Rathburn family,

Timothy Rathburn

Harrisville

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