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Rita Kittel

Rita L. Kittel (Betit)

Wednesday, August 15th, 1934 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Rita L. Kittel, 86, a long-time resident of White Creek, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a long illness.

Born in White Creek on August 15, 1934 Rita was the daughter of the late Adjutor and Bertha (Monroe) Betit. She received her education in the White Creek school.

Rita was employed for over 30 years at the Union Carbide/Energizer plant in Bennington until the time of her retirement.

Rita was a very active member of the White Creek community for many years. She was a long-time member of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad and was a EMT Trainer for Rensselaer County for several years. She was also an active member of the White Creek Fire Department and was the administrator of Rosewood Cemetery for many years. In addition, she was also a member of the Women of the Moose in Bennington.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter, Gerald A. (Linda) Harrington and Christopher (Mary Lou) Harrington of Eagle Bridge, Dale (Ceil) Harrington of Walloomsac and Laurie (Bryan) Griffith of Bennington; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Robert) Ellis of Florida and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rita was predeceased by a great-grandson, two sisters and four brothers.

Burial will take place in the family lot at Rosewood Cemetery, White Creek, on Thursday, August 27. 2020 at 11:00 a.m. where services will be offered by Pastor Jonathan Youngman, pastor of the Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in effect.

Should friends desire memorial contributions in Rita Kittel’s memory may be made to either the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad or the White Creek Fire Department through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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Service Details

  • Burial Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Rosewood Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    White Creek, New York
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    Officiant
    Pastor Jonathan Youngmann
  • Interment

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Rosewood Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    White Creek, New York
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Linda Billert

Posted at 11:57pm
So sorry for your loss, she was certainly a great lady and truly a great friend to my Aunt Pat. The two of them had many visits together and once again they will be able to enjoy seeing one another and chatting about White Creek. Your Mom was a special lady.
JB

Jane Baldwin

Posted at 05:29pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Rita was an amazing woman who was kind to everyone. She always treated me and my family with care
MM

Margaret McCune

Posted at 12:30pm
I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing she was a wonderful person and Mentor to me during my days on the Rescue Squad. Rita also would always help me in other ways, she was a great painter... Truly she was one of a kind and will be missed by many. Sending my love to all the family.

Margaret Mulvihill McCune
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