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Rita Lapine, 94

STAMFORD, Vt. —  Rita Beatrice (Letourneau) Lapine, 94 of Stamford, VT died on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at Bennington Health and Rehab.

She was born in Readsboro, VT on December 5, 1927, a daughter of Edward P. Letourneau and Blanche M. (Hurst) Letourneau. She attended schools in Readsboro and graduated from Whitingham High School with the class of 1945.

Rita worked for the Town of Readsboro as the assistant town clerk for about 8 years and then was the tax collector for the town for about 10 years. She also worked at Vermont Hardwoods.

She was a communicant of St. John Bosco and St. Joachim's Church. Rita enjoyed walking, knitting and crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was the widow of Donald Ray Lapine who died on May 6, 1993. They were married on September 27, 1949. Survivors include two daughters- Janie M. Tatro of Stamford, VT and JoAnne M. (Thomas) Boudreau of Readsboro, VT and 11 grandchildren- Sarah Lapine, Jeffrey Lapine, Michael (Erin) Tatro, Benjamin (Lisa) Tatro, Hillary (Gabe) Oleson, Christopher Boudreau, Anne (John) Decker, Patrick Boudreau, Michele Boudreau, Andrew Boudreau and Michael Boudreau. She also leaves 11 great grandchildren including Dustin Lapine, Hannah Tatro, Carly Tatro, Benjamin Tatro, Caleb Tatro, Zebulon Oleson, Thaddeus Oleson, Avery Decker, Ella Decker Alexander Boudreau and Maximus Boudreau; her former daughter in law, Jeanne Lapine and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was also predeceased by her son Grant P. Lapine on September 4, 2018; her son in law, Michael S. Tatro on November 17, 2019; and her grandson, Matthew Tatro on January 23, 2021. She was also predeceased by two brothers and one sister- Marie Letourneau, Edward Letourneau and Roger Letourneau.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Rita Lapine will be celebrated Monday May 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Joachim's Church in Readsboro, VT. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521West Main St. North Adams, MA are Sunday from 4-6 PM. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit


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Sorry to hear. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
from: Bowen Candaceon: 05-13-2022

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, JoAnne. May God bless you and yours during this difficult time.
from: Bob Gallagheron: 05-13-2022

JoAnne and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Itís been a long time since seeing you all, but your mom was always very nice to me when I saw her. Please know we are saying a prayer and hoping your wonderful lifelong memories with your mom will always bring a smile to you. I am so sorry. Sending you a big hug.
Colleen & Gary Passardi and Family
from: Colleen Passardion: 05-13-2022

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed but not forgotten.
from: GEORGE BETOURNEYon: 05-12-2022

Hillary and family I am so very sorry for your loss , sending prayers and may you find comfort and peace
Love Jamie Field
from: Jamie Field on: 05-12-2022