ENOSBURG FALLS – Rita G. Audette, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Brownway Residence.
She was born in Montreal, QC on December 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Ernest and Ernestine (Mayotte) Pinsonneault.
Rita grew up in Richford and married Napoleon Audette in 1951. She worked for several restaurants throughout her life but was most fond of her job as a bartender at the American Legion, Post 12, in Richford where she was very involved and enjoyed the years she served as the treasurer and putting on her infamous Chicken Pie Dinners.
Rita loved knitting, crocheting, playing games with her family and friends, cooking, but most of all spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her friendly and outgoing personality and her positive attitude.
She is survived by her children, Carol Davis of NC, Roger (Sharon) Pinsonneault of Milton, Brian Audette of KY, Donna (Robert) Jewett of Berlin, and Allen (Carolyn) Audette of Jeffersonville; step-children, Jean Hogaboom of Fairfax, Rose (Marcel) Cadieux of Georgia, Frances (Daniel) Bartlett of Berkshire, and Diane (Paul) Bigelow of NC; daughter-in-law, Jan Audette of Williston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a special companion for over 22 years, Roland “Junior” Stetson.
Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, Napoleon Audette; son, Christopher Audette, stepson, Leo Audette; four grandchildren; and her siblings.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery, VT Rte. 105, Richford.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476 and/or the American Cancer Society – Northern New England Region, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com.