Rita Pelletier

Rita J Pelletier (Iacurto)

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Rita J. Pelletier, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home in Wrentham, MA surrounded by family and friends. Rita was born to Nicola and Enrichetta Iacurto on May 11, 1931. She grew up in Hyde Park, MA where she graduated from Hyde Park High School, class of 1949.
Rita went on to pursue a dream of dancing in New York City as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. She later returned to MA where she married, Paul E. Pelletier, a high school sweetheart and friend.
Formerly of Walpole and Norfolk, MA, Rita raised her family and started the Walpole School of the Dance, where numerous students were taught tap, ballet, and gymnastics.
Rita loved taking care of her family, dancing, hosting friends, cooking, and in her later years, she loved watching Dancing with the Stars.
Rita and Paul eventually retired to Port St. Lucie, FL where they lived for over twenty years. The couple returned to Canton, MA to reside in an assisted living facility until recently they moved to Wrentham, MA.
Rita is survived by her husband Paul E. Pelletier, 89 and her younger sister, Dorothy F. Hennessey of Canton, MA. She is also survived by her three children: Paul R. Pelletier along with his wife Sherry of Auburn, MA, Scott R. Pelletier of Wrentham and Lisa R. Kelley, also of Wrentham. Rita is also survived by six grandchildren, Nicolas 25, Joshua 23, Jena 20, Ashlie 15, Anthony 14, and Matthew 12. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service, with strict adherence to social distancing and face covering protocols, is planned for Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10:00 AM, at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield, MA 02052.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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    There will be strict adherence to social distancing and face covering protocols.
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    Private burial.


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Diana Kenney

Posted at 05:15pm
My sincere condolences to the Pelletier and Iacurto families. Rita was one of my first dance teachers; she was a wonderful and inspiring artist and mentor. I am still dancing, 50 years later -- so she definitely had the intended effect on me! Rita was talented, firm, and kind - and she introduced me to all sorts of wonderful music and tap routines. What a great gift! Thank you, Rita, and may you rest in peace. -- Diana Kenney

Betty Bresnahan

Posted at 12:49pm
Paul, I am sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I have many happy memories of Rita and you here at King"s Isle.

Anita Woodworth

Posted at 11:23am
To a very dear long time beautiful, talented friend.Wonderful memories of going out to lunch and dancing at her Walpole Studio.We also kept in contact after moving from Norfolk to Florida.May she rest in piece.๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒนโš˜

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