PLATTSBURGH — Mrs. Rita H. Bouyea, 85, of Independence Drive, Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the CVPH Medical Center with family by her side.
She was born in Plattsburgh on Oct. 18, 1927, the daughter of Manuel and Estelle (Leblanc) DeCelle.
Rita was a library assistant at Monty Street School. She enjoyed playing Bridge and played several times a week. Rita was member of St. Peter's Church and the Rosary and Altar Society of St. Peter's Church. She enjoyed spending time with family especially her grandchildren, which she dearly loved.
Rita was predeceased by her parents; a sister Marion DeCelle; her brothers, Gerard and Francis DeCelle; her sister-in-law JoAnn Carroll and her husband Robert; and a brother-in-law, Robert Egan.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William "Bill" Bouyea Sr. of Plattsburgh; two sons, William Bouyea Jr. of Plattsburgh, Brian Bouyea and his wife Deborah of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Bonnie Barrett of Virginia and Rebecca Ketcham and her significant other Dean Miller of Plattsburgh; a sister Pauline Egan of Plattsburgh; a sister-in-law Mildred DeCelle of Morrisonville; a former son-in-law Michael Barrett of Virginia; seven grandchildren, Laurie Dumont, Bethany Barrett, Elizabeth Bouyea, Kristie Barrett, Katie Ketcham, Peter Barrett and Jonathan Ketcham; three great- grandchildren; Sophia and Gracie Dumont and Lily Barrett; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon, Saturday, May 18, at St. Peter's Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make donations to Seton Academy.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com