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Rita Evelyn (Pelkey) Donaldson

May 28, 1923 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 96)

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Rita E. Donaldson of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and formerly of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on October 1, 2019, with her loving children by her side. She was the wife of the late Harold
 Harootunian and James Donaldson Sr. Rita was the fiancé of the late Roderick
 Mrs. Donaldson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph H.
 Pelkey and Evelina (Pinsoneault) Pelkey. She was the Administrative Secretary
 for Dr. John Cunningham and the Family Practice Program at Pawtucket Memorial
 Hospital for many years. Earlier Rita was a receptionist for the Metropolitan
 Life Insurance Company then Citizen’s Bank where she worked in a variety of
 She is survived by her children; Dr. Christine Framson and her husband Brian of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Harry Harootunian and his wife Holly of Onset,
Massachusetts, and James Donaldson, Jr and his wife Sandra of Scituate. She
 will be forever missed by her grandchildren, Meghan, James III, Benjamin, Adrian, Samuel and Case. She maintained a lifelong love of animals.

 There will be a Funeral Service for Rita on Wednesday, October 9th at 11:00 am
 in the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. Her calling hours will be Wednesday from 9-11 am prior to the service. For online condolences please visit

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October 9, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Manning-Heffern Funeral Home
68 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Funeral Service
October 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Manning-Heffern Funeral Home
68 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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