Rita M. Herrick

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MECHANIC FALLS – Rita Marie Herrick, 75, of Mechanic Falls, died Saturday, July 14, at her home.

She was born in Sherbrooke, Canada, Oct. 1, 1931, the daughter of Paul and Blanche Bonville Roy. She attended schools in Sherbrooke.

She was part owner of the first Gray True Value Hardware Store, and later part owner of the Middle Range Marina. She retired from Marshwood Healthcare Facility, where she had worked as a dietary aide for several years.

She loved her family, her cats and her plants. She enjoyed reading, and loved all of God’s creatures. Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews were a very large part of her life. She was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by a son, Steven Herrick and his wife, Dorothy, of Poland; two daughters, Lucille Ward and her husband, John, of Lewiston, and Sheila Herrick of Mechanic Falls; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerard Roy and his wife, Jean, of Merrimac, Mass., and Robert Roy and his wife, Sarah, of Haverhill, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and her very close friend, Judy Alley of Mechanic Falls.

She was predeceased by a sister, Louise Morrill of Amesbury, Mass.

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