Rita E. Harvey
1932 – 2010
LEWISTON — Rita E. Harvey, 77, of 92 No Name Pond Road, Lewiston, died Wednesday, March 24, at the Marshwood Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since Feb. 2. She was born in Lewiston, April 22, 1932, the daughter of Henry and Florida Gendreau Mathieu. Educated in Lewiston schools, she worked for many years in the local shoe industry.
On Aug. 23, 1952, she married Chester Wellington Harvey. He passed away on Aug. 22, 2009. A member of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, she loved spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed doing puzzles.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Wellington Harvey of Lewiston; a daughter, Catherine and husband, John Johansen, of Lewiston; a sister, Irene Mathieu Bennett of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Norine Harvey Parent of Lewiston; six grandchildren, Christine H. Worchester, Patrick W. Harvey, Tracy Johansen, Jessica Harvey, Michelle Remillard and Joshua Edwin Wellington Johansen; and several great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Lionel Mathieu and Robert Mathieu; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Harvey.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Marshwood Nursing Home for all the loving care she received during her time there.