Kimball, Rita Lucia
Kimball, Rita Lucia age 92 of Bristol Glen Newton, NJ passed away Monday morning June 7, 2021 following a brief illness. Born in Montréal Canada, Rita came to the United States as a young child and grew up in Barton, VT. She had also lived in Dover and Hopatcong, before retiring to Nettles Island Jensen Beach Florida. In 2017 Rita returned to Newton, NJ to be closer to family.
Daughter of the late Severin and Rosemarie (Vandal) Cloutier, Rita was a graduate of the Barton Academy Barton, VT. She had a long career as the Town Clerk and Building Dept. Secretary for Hopatcong Borough until her retirement.
A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, she was very devoted and involved in all her children’s activities throughout their lives and supported them with unconditional, selfless, love. Rita loved Nettles Island and had numerous close friends there. She was an active member of the Nettles Island Senior Citizens clubs participating in many of their activities, including the Theatre Guild where she participated in multiple plays and shows. She was also a competitive Tennis player with the US Senior Tennis Association playing throughout Florida. A former parishioner of the Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church Hopatcong and St. Martin De Porres Roman Catholic Church, Jensen Beach. Rita will truly be missed by her loving family and friends.
Mrs. Kimball was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward C. Kimball Jr. in 2005, her brothers Gaston, Raymond, Gaetan and Regent Cloutier, as well as her sister Bertha Sedita. Survivors include her sons Edward and his wife Deborah, Robert and his wife Daria, Guy and his wife Janet and Douglas and his wife Carol Kimball, her daughters Vicki and her husband Pasquale Romano, and Barbara and her husband Robert Nowatnick. Also surviving are her brothers James and Robert Cloutier, her sister Martha Brown, her seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews.
The Family will be having a private Life Celebration for Rita, and burial will take place at the Randolph, Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery beside her beloved husband, Ed.
Arrangements and online condolences at www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of Edward C. Kimball, Jr. @ www.michaeljfox.org