LEWISTON — Rita G. Hood, 82, formerly of Turner died Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Lewiston. She was a resident at Clover Health Care in Auburn for 19 years, and spent the last two weeks at Marshwood Health Care in Lewiston.

She grew up in Turner and was educated in Turner schools. She married Leslie Hood and they lived together in Turner.

Rita worked in many area shoe shops and enjoyed working. She loved music. In her earlier years, on Saturday mornings, she would sing live on Radio WCOU on Al Rickers Program.

She enjoyed being outside, photographs, seafood at the Chick-A-Dee and was an avid Red Sox fan for many years. Rita always had a friendly smile and happy spirit, she liked people and coffee too. We all loved her and will miss her deeply.

She is survived by her children, Vicky Hood-Belanger of Leeds, Jeff and Claudette Hood of Turner, Dana and Jackie Hood of Hartford; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Hutchinson of Auburn; four brothers, Wallace, Delmar, Everett and Evan Hussey; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Eleanor Hussey.

Rita was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Sullivan and Blanche Strout; and by one brother, Larry Hussey.

Rita G. Hood

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