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Rita M. LaFlamme, a life-long resident of Haverhill, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass. She was born in Methuen on October 11, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Nora (Gainey) Langan. She was educated in Lawrence and was a graduate of St. Mary’s high school. Following her graduation, Rita was employed as a dental assistant. She married her late husband, Norman F. LaFlamme, during WWII in 1943 when he was on leave from his service in the US Navy. Rita then became a stay at home mom, raising their family in Haverhill. She was an active member of the St. John the Baptist Parish in Haverhill.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Linda R. Walsh and her husband, Robert of Haverhill; two sons, Norman C. LaFlamme of Newbury and David J. LaFlamme and his wife, Virginia of Newburyport; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and was predeceased by her brother, Charles J. Langan, Jr.
Family and friends may call on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. Her Funeral Mass will follow the calling hours at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport, followed by burial at St. James Cemetery in Haverhill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s name to Home Health Foundation, Attn: External Relations, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 1, 2017
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