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Rita A. (Maher) Stanley
  • Mass. General North Shore Cancer Center, Attn: Heidi Turner
    102 Endicott St.
    Danvers, MA 01923

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A very sweet lady , early memory of just that as a teenager.
God bless her she raised a beautiful family.

Posted by: Matthew Flynn - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Mar 06, 2018

Dear Andrew and Family,
I was so sorry to see you lost your beloved Mom. She was always so sweet me. I will always remember her lovely smile and sunny personality.
God bless,
Ellen DiGiovanni Meehan

Posted by: Ellen Meehan - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   Feb 01, 2018

Dear Stanley family,
I was so sad to hear of Rita's passing. I have many lovely memories
of her during her visits to Miami when Jane and Chris lived here, and
of a few visits I had with her and Jack in Massachusetts. My condolences
and love to all of you ..
Susan Mcgrath

Posted by: susan mcgrath - FL - Friend   Jan 08, 2018

Laura and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She and your Dad were wonderful neighbors here at Towne Estates. Enjoyed many afternoons sitting outside with both of them over the years. Your Mom loved to mention how you and I had gone to school together and how I use to be neighbors with their best friends the Barretts from Fairmount Street. They were a very special couple Who loved talking about all their children.

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Posted by: Kathy Hall Childress - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   Jan 06, 2018

Deepest sympathy to Rita's family.may she Rest In Peace.
Saw her walking not too long ago.

Posted by: Mary O' Leary - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   Jan 06, 2018

Brian,Elaine,Diane,and family Very sorry to hear about your mom, many fond memories of happy times

Posted by: Rich ( Yogi ) Giannelli - Melrose, MA - Friend   Jan 05, 2018

Aunt Rita will be sorely missed by many. She was a talented homemaker.
Her wonderful sense of humor and quick smile made the people who were fortunate to know her realize what a wonderful and kind lady she always was.
As her niece I enjoyed her and Jack's home and children for many years.
Fond memories of family get together so long ago.
May she find peace and love in heaven.

Posted by: Catherine Maher - Raleigh, NC - Family   Jan 05, 2018

Dear Stanley's,

My memories of Aunt Rita will always center around her compassion and generosity. Erin and I are very sorry for your loss.

Tom Flynn

Posted by: Tom Flynn - Brookline, MA - Family   Jan 04, 2018

Aunt Rita and Uncle Jack's children, my cousins...was so sorry to hear about your Moms passing. She Was always so kind to Us, Doug and Joyce's children. Especially the way she would stop in to see my mother. She Was a kind and caring woman.

Posted by: Cynthia Maher Rendell - Paisley, FL - Family   Jan 03, 2018

Dear Laura and Stanley siblings ,
So sorry to read of your heartache. Such a difficult time in our life when we say goodbye to a parent. Hope you all find comfort knowing your Mom & Dad are reunited and at peace . Special prayers for my Melrose friends from 51 Poplar.
Fondly, Tommy Prendergast

Posted by: Tom Prendergast - Sandwich, MA   Jan 03, 2018