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Rita H. (Soucy) Aubrey, 94, of Lawrence, entered into eternal rest on May 9, 2017, surrounded by her cherished family at the Berkeley Nursing Home in Lawrence.
Rita was born on February 15, 1923, to her hardworking parents Eliude and Elise (Raymond) Soucy in Lawrence, Mass. She attended school at Sacred Heart in Lawrence and graduated with the Class of 1941. Believing in the value of a secondary education, Rita attended St Joseph's Nursing School in Lowell and began her lifelong career as a nurse. After graduating from nursing school, she married her sweetheart Raymond on June 2, 1946, at Sacred Heart in Lawrence. After marriage, Rita and her husband briefly settled in Lowell to start their family, eventually moving back to Lawrence. She worked for 36 years as a registered nurse for Lawrence General Hospital until her retirement. Rita was a communicant of Sacred Heart in Lawrence until their closing. She can fondly be remembered socializing with the Rainbow Club at St Theresa’s in Methuen. Rita had a devotion for reading, playing cards, spending her summers on Cape Cod, and travelling. She was a woman who was deeply devoted to her family. Rita touched many lives and will fondly be remembered.
Rita is survived by her four devoted children, her daughter, Ruth Ann and her husband, Arthur Norton of Rochester, N.H.; her son, Robert and his wife, Maria Aubrey of Bow, N.H.; her son, Russell and his wife, Karen Aubrey of Lawrence, Mass.; and her son, Raymond and his wife, Dianne Aubrey of Plaistow, N.H. She was the grandmother to her four beloved grandchildren, Marc, Julie, Kerry, and Ryan. Rita was the great-grandmother to her seven cherished great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Carter, Olivia, Sarah, Morgan, and Donovan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Aubrey.
The Aubrey family would like to personally thank the warm and caring staff at the Berkeley Nursing Home for their devoted care and compassion to their mother.
Visitation for Rita will be held Monday, May 15, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St, Methuen. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Theresa's, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen, with Fr. Chris Casey officiating. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 80 Corbett St, Andover. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Rita’s memory to either the Berkeley Nursing Home, 150 Berkeley St, Lawrence, MA 01841, or to the Sisters of the Holy Union, 444 Centre St. Milton, MA 02186, or online at www.holyunionsisters.org/online-donation-form. Online condolences can be given at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Aubrey family.
Published on  May 14, 2017
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