Rita Jean Pratt, age 59 years, of Henley, Mo., passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 at River City Living Community surrounded by her family.
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She was born on April 3, 1960 in Massena, New York, the daughter of Charles and Alice (Beaulieu) Paige.
A lifelong resident of Chateaugay, NY, Rita graduated from Chateaugay Central High School in 1978. She worked as a certified residential aide for North Star and also did housekeeping for Alice Hyde Hospital.
Rita was always happy anywhere, as long as she was with her family. She will always be known for cooking huge family meals. She had an amazing sense of humor and could always make anyone laugh. Rita also enjoyed gardening, drawing, making crafts and collecting snowmen.
Survivors include: her father, Charles Paige; five children, Natasha Cates (Micah Whittle) from Henley, Mo., Cristy King from Malone, NY, Frankie Dibble from Malone, NY, Bryon Dibble from Malone NY., and Nicole King from Massena, NY; her siblings, Carolyn Paige from Reno, Nevada, Marilyn Dunn from Athol Massachusetts, Eva Dunton from Wichendon, Massachusetts, Cindy Dudley from Hurricane, Utah, eleven grandchildren, Deseraya Thomas, Savannah Thomas, Isabella Cates, Kaitlyn Thomas, Dakota Lacy, Austin Herne, Brandon King, Blake Cayea, Alyssa Dibble, Alexis Herne, Kamry Herne and her beloved Jelly Bean and sweet Snickers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Paige in March of 2019.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later time.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.