June 18, 1930 – January 15, 2021
LYNN—Rita A. (Martino) Cormier, a lifelong Lynn resident, age 90, passed away at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald Cormier.
Born in Lynn, MA on June 18, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Germaine (Lepore) Martino. Rita was a graduate of Lynn Classical, Class of 1948. She then went on to work as a shoemaker, and finally worked in the Lynn School System for many years until her retirement.
Rita was a former member of TOPS, as well as an active member of the Lynn Senior Center. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo, and… Above all else though, Rita loved her family, and spending time with her children and grandson.
Surviving Rita are her two sons, Ronald J. Cormier, Jr. of St. Mary’s PA, and Richard J. Cormier Bowie, MD; her grandson, Christopher Cormier; her sister, Janet Martino of Revere, as well as many other dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Rita was the dear sister of the late, Rocco Martino, Patrick Martino, Joseph Martino, Joanne Feldman, Irene Morris, Dora Slepoy, and Mary Zizza.
Arrangements: Friends and family are invited to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Friday, January 22nd from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. A Graveside service will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 24, 2021
I met Rita when I was a young teacher at either the Harrington, or the Highland School. Rita was such a lovely lady, always soft spoken and had a beautiful smile. We would chat daily.
Rest in peace, Rita. You now rest in the arms of Our Lord.
January 22, 2021
Rita and Ron were not only great neighbors but wonderful people. Always so positive in nature and helpful when needed. We send our condolences to the family. Rest in peace.
Cecile and Ernie Nickerson
January 20, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Rita and Ronnie through my mom Ruth Marino. We would see both your parents a couple times a year either at our house or we would go see them. My mom passed away back in August so I like to think that they are all hanging out together. Once again I am sorry for your loss.
January 18, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Rest in peace Aunt Rita