Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Edward Joseph Ritchotte

June 1, 1943July 29, 2019

In Loving Memory of Edward Joseph Ritchotte (1943-2019) Edward Joseph Ritchotte, age 76, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away at 12:30 am, Monday, July 29th, 2019 at his home surrounded by his devoted family. He was born June 1st, 1943 in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Albert and Virginia Ritchotte. He married the love of his life, Karen Ritchotte on April 23rd, 1966 and was happily married to her for 53 years. Edward’s legacy is perpetuated by his wife, Karen Ritchotte of Sun City West Arizona, and their children Nadine Ritchotte and her husband, Troy Hoisington of Denver, CO, Mark Ritchotte of Manchester NH, Heather and Tim Hodge of St. Johns, FL and Jennifer and Albie MacDonald of Ponte Vedra, FL. Edward has nine grandchildren; Elizabeth, Tyler, Devan, Kyle, Albie IV, Caroline, Evan, Kylie and Alahnie. Edward is also survived by his sister, Ann Marie Monteiro and her husband Ronald Monteiro, his sister in law; Denise Rondeau and her partner Willie Doby, and his brothers in law; Jerry Rondeau and his wife Pauline Rondeau and Norman Rondeau. Edward graduated from Lowell High School in 1960 and served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964 when he was honorably discharged before he was wed. Edward was a long time resident of Merrimack, NH, where he lived with his wife Karen after they married in 1966. Edward worked at Anheuser Busch for thirty three years and retired from there to travel before settling down in Sun City, AZ in 2004. Edward loved to golf, was an avid Boston sports team fan and enjoyed doing extensive home improvement projects. Edward volunteered for The Sun City West Pride, belonged to the Sun City West Boomers, held a membership with Trail Ridge Golf and was an active member of his community. Edward’s funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at 10 am at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 14818 West Deer Valley Dr. Sun City West, AZ 85375. There will also be a Celebration of Life held at a location to be determined in October 2019. Details from Eddie’s family will follow. To sign the guestbook online and to share your memories, and send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019


Edward Joseph Ritchotte

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Janet & Norm Barenberg

August 8, 2019

What an awesome man - so much fun to be with. Loved all the card games we shared, the food, the laughs, etc. Ed leaves an awesome family here on this earth. We loved Ed, and we pray for all the family for continued success as they all grow older with all of us at SCW. You, Ed, are missed and always will leave a hole in many groups that you were involved with.
Peace, blessings, and love to Karen, all the children & grandchildren and siblings.
Happy for Ed, for no more pain or sorrows, sadness for all left behind. Wish you could send us a picture of Heaven!!
Norm & Janet Barenberg

Joyce Lamb

August 5, 2019

Dear Karen and Family

Sincere condolences for your loss. Ed was always so kind to all.
Keep your family close and cherish your memories. Love and prayers to all of you. Joyce (Moran) Lamb

Roland & Susan Cloutier

August 3, 2019

Our condolences to the family. We had great times with Ed & Karen at dinner events, Ed like to wind Roland aboutTrump. We will miss him

Pat Asta

August 3, 2019

Always there with a warm welcoming smile. Remembering Ed as a fun, generous, and all-around wonderful human being. Loved and will be missed by many.

Pauline & Jerry Rondeau

August 3, 2019

Karen and Family sending you out deepest symphoty for your loss. Eddie will be missed thinking about our last visit out there and the wonderful time we had together. Rest in peace Ed. And Karen you will be in our prayers keep strong. Love You Pauline & Jerry

Donna Hengstler

August 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Karen, my heart aches for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God bless you & comfort you. Sending our deepest Sympathy.

Harry Stannebein

August 2, 2019

Karen and family
We lost a great friend and individual. Marlys and I were blessed to have you 2 as our friends. Prayers with you and the family.

Merilyn Peabody

August 2, 2019

Dear Karen and AnnMarie and Debbie
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Merilyn Peabody

Cathy Burbank

August 1, 2019

Ann Marie, Ronnie and family, sending you love and prayers at this trying time. God Bless. Cathy and Curley

Ruth Mayerhofer

August 1, 2019

Eddie, you were always a wonderful neighbor and a kind loving friend. Your dry sense of humor was always good for a laugh and my nickname for you “Mr. Sweetness” fit all your moods. I shall forever treasure the friendship we shared and you will be greatly missed.
Karen, my heart aches for you and your family. My loving thoughts and prayers are with each of you.. God bless you, comfort you and hold you in His loving arms.
Ruth Mayerhofner