M. Margaret's Story
ANDOVER - M. Mary Ritchie, 97, passed away January 18, 2018, at Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover with her loving family by her side.
Born in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island, she was the daughter of the late Raymond B. and Elizabeth A. (McCaughey) Ritchie. She was educated in the Haverhill school system. Mary was employed in the accounts payable department as a bookkeeper and salesperson at John D. Osgood, Inc., and Nelson M. Powell, Inc. electrical suppliers. She was active in the former St. Rita's Parish, teaching CCD as well as Sacred Hearts and All Saints Church. Mary was a member and Vice Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, #864 at Sacred Hearts. She was on the Board of Directors at Winnekennei Castle and a member of the Drama Guild and Winnekenni Players, singing group Living Presence and the Music Masters. Mary volunteered at various nursing homes throughout the Merrimack Valley including Hannah Duston. She also volunteered at St. Rita's Bazaar and the Women's City Club in Haverhill.
Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews, Michael Ritchie, Suzanne Stich, Brian Ritchie, Kevin Ritchie, Carol Lagasse, Joanne Blynn, Patricia Wentworth, Robert Ritchie, Beth Hill, William Ritchie, Thomas Ritchie, Christopher Ritchie, Marianne McMorrow and Joan Goodchild; and a sister-in-law, Margie Ritchie of Concord. She was predeceased by her nephew Timothy Ritchie; brothers, John M. Ritchie, Father Francis Ritchie, Robert C. Ritchie, Joseph P. Ritchie and William E. Ritchie.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a calling hour on Tuesday, January 23, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following at 11 a.m. at All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on January 20, 2018