Rita M. Crook

July 31, 1925January 7, 2013
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Rita M. (Donais) Crook, age 87, of Swansea died Monday, January 7, 2013 in Somerset Ridge. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Crook.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Arthur and Edith (Holden) Donais, she lived in Swansea for the past 49 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary, enjoyed cooking and taking trips to Foxwoods.

She is survived by two sons; John Crook of Tiverton, RI, Stephen Crook and his wife Deborah of Akron, OH, two daughters; Kathleen Sullivan and her husband William of Swansea and Ann Antunes and her husband William all of Swansea, ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late John Donais.

Her funeral will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:00AM from the WARING-SULLVIAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBURTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardner’s Neck Rd. Swansea followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardner’s Neck Rd. Swansea, 02777. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Contributions in her honor may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 270 Ocean Grove Ave. Swansea, MA 02777.



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 10, 2013


  • Burial

Rita M. Crook

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dave fernandes

January 13, 2013

John,Ann Steve, Kathy, I am sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a great lady and mom. You house was like the Cunningham family on Happy Days.

Ter and I send out oue heart felt condolences.

My God's peace be with you all.


January 13, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Carl and Elaine Windle

January 10, 2013

To the Crook Family , my deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time of sorrow. I will never forget all the good times on Locust st. with your family. I was happy to be a part of that. Your in my prayers and thoughts. Debra Guerra Berlo

Cheryl Roy

January 10, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Crook Family, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May beautiful memories help you through these difficult days.
Leo & Cheryl Roy

Carolyn and David Kitchen

January 9, 2013

Ann and Bill,

My heart goes out to each of you and all the Crook family in your time of sorrow.

Your dear Mother was such a special lady and we have such fond memories of her at all the family gatherings.

Please know that we are remembering you and honoring Rita's memory. Our thoughts are with you and all your family, David and Amy, Becky and Jeff, and Kerry and Brian.

With Love and Deepest Sympathy,

Kim Revoredo

January 9, 2013

Rita was a wonderful person. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work with her and get to know her during her time spent at the Somerset Ridge.

Donna (Dupras) Silva

January 9, 2013

I was very saddened to hear of Rita's passing. She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed, yet remembered fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Arthur & Michelle Donais

January 9, 2013

To the Crook family..We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Rita. Our thoughts and prayer go out to you as you deal with such a difficult time. An angel she is! We will miss her dearly.

Ron & Shirley Silva

January 9, 2013

Ann,Kathy,Steve and John

Both your mom and dad were very special people and are going to be greatly missed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

January 8, 2013

Kathy & family:
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sheila DiPetrillo
Warwick, RI