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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Thursday October 27th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Rita B. McKellick

Rita B. (Rouleau) McKellick, 84, of Winchendon, died peacefully Friday, August 12, 2022, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.

Born in Gardner on December 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Hermance (Houde) Rouleau. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1957. Rita was a Processing Clerk employed by the Medical Records Department at Heywood Hospital of Gardner for 27-years prior to her retirement in 2001. She was previously employed by Vezina Insurance of Gardner.

Rita was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She loved to play computer games her favorite being Solitaire. Rita’s greatest joy was her family, treasuring all the special moments they had together.

Rita is survived by her son, Michael S. McKellick and his wife Lynne of Winchendon; two daughters, Patricia A. McKellick and her husband William of Hull and Barbara J. McKellick of Gardner; two granddaughters, Katie and Sarah and her husband Zachary; a brother, Joseph Rouleau of Winchendon; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband 44-years, Leo E. McKellick; a sister, Jeanne Cloutier; and two brothers, Rev. Maurice Rouleau, S.S.S, and Roland Rouleau.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

A Calling Hour will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacraments, Provincial Business Office, 5384 Wilson Mills Road, Cleveland, OH 44143, or on their website at (www.blessedsacrament.com) or a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of Rita B. McKellick.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rita McKellick

Linda Sawyer Oct 26 2022 12:24 PM

Aunt Rita was my aunt and also my Godmother. I miss her very much--have many great memories of Rouleau and Cloutier and McKellick family get-togethers, and vacations spent visiting my cousins, good times at their family camp. But my favorite was her homemade "Chinese chop suey"--she would always make some extra for me to take home! Hugs and condolences to my cousins. May she rest in peace with her parents and with Leo and with my mom, Fr. Maurice, Uncle Roland, Ma Tante Alice, Cousin Kitty Dery, and others close to her.

Russell Cloutier Oct 24 2022 8:17 PM

Rita was a second Mom to me and Leo a second Dad. Their door was ALWAYS open. Their home was full of love and laughter. The memories I have are such a gift and are priceless. Love you Mom! I know you are having a great reunion with everyone.

Denise Fournier Aug 20 2022 9:08 AM


ALICE HARDY Aug 18 2022 2:01 PM