Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Rita Turgeon

July 11, 1957January 7, 2020

Rita M. Turgeon, 62, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She fought hard but lost her battle with COPD. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Henry F. and Bernadette M. Lewis, she was a lifelong area resident.

She is survived by her three children, Carl “CJ” Turgeon of Canton, Eric Turgeon of New Bedford, and Staci Funk of Lacey, WA; and a sister, Isabel Marshall of Westfield. She was the proud grandmother of her six grandchildren Chase, Kayla, Alexia, Cole, Brody and Alex.

In lieu of funeral services, if you wish to honor Rita, we ask that you make a donation in her name to the COPD Foundation at https://www.copdfoundation.org/.

For online tribute: www.rock-funeralhome.com.


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Rita Turgeon

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David Belliveau

January 14, 2020

I wish to express my sincere condolences to Staci, CJ and Eric. My memories of her when we were younger are very great. Unfortunately, as we grew older life changes and we grew apart. I will always remember being there when she had you Staci and she had you and Tiny the poodle puppy to raise. That was fun being there and watching her adapt to the life changes. She was very proud and thrilled when each of you were born. The mention of her name will always bring back fond memories. My condolences also go to her sister Isabel.