Lawrence — Rita R. (Ricardy) Krafton, 76, of Lawrence passed away Friday December 7 following a brief illness. She was born in Lawrence was the daughter of the late Henry & Eva (Lopiano) Ricardy.
She was educated in Lawrence graduating from Lawrence High School in 1953. Rita worked for the Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center as a certified mental health worker and certified rape counselor for many years. After retirement she worked in admissions at the Rockingham Race Track in Salem. Rita also loved to cook, shop and go to Foxwoods.
Rita is survived by her son, Robert and his wife, Margarita of Poway Calif., and her daughter, Leslie Cronin and her husband, Michael of Atkinson, N.H., She also leaves a brother, Rudolph Ricardy and his wife, Marie of York Maine, and a sister Norma Henderson of Methuen. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Stacy, and Tiffany and seven great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Olivia, Guy, Dylan, Gabriella, Aubree, and Jacob. She also leaves several nieces and nephews and close friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: At Rita’s requested there be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to gather for her comitial prayers on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s- Immaculate Conception Mausoleum Lawrence.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen. For online condolences please visit www.cataudellafh.com.