SARANAC - Rita Ellen Drollette, 82, of Bucks Corners Road, died Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home with her family by her side.
Rita was born in Saranac on Oct. 7, 1931, the daughter of James "Mose" and Mabel (Rascoe) Drollette. Rita was known for her gardening skills with all her beautiful plants and flowers.
She is survived by four sisters; one brother-in-law; and two brothers; Veronica Barber of Cadyville, Shirley Bruce of Saranac, Linda Drollette, with whom she resided, Eliza and Bobby Castine of Chazy; Howard Drollette of Saranac, and Charles Drollette of Bloomfield, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, one brother, one sister-in-law, and five brother-in-laws; Marie Lashway, Rosalie Magoon, Joan St. Cyr, Edward Drollette, Marie Bionchine Drollette, Bernard Lashway, Prosper Barber, Gerald Magoon, Carl Bruce, and Paul St. Cyr. Additionally, she is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and her best friends, David & Elinor Caton and daughters.
The family extends their gratitude to the special staff and Doctor Lacki on Oakwoods, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home for their compassionate, loving care.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Donations may be make to the Meadowbrook Nursing Home Activity Fund.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.