Rita M. (Zolubos) Earley, 82, formerly of Methuen, died Saturday March 17, 2012, at her home in Peabody, MA.
Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Paul and Rita (Azarowski) Zolubos. Rita was a nurse at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen for 39 years. She was part of the first graduating class of the Lawrence General Hospital Nursing School with the Class of 1956. Rita attended St. Monica’s Church in Methuen. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.
The widow of William F. Earley, she is survived by her children, Robert Rancourt and Mary Ellen Rancourt of New Hampshire and Lee Ann Bryant and her companion Peter Swanfeldt of Dunbarton, NH. Rita also leaves her son-in-law and his wife Michael and Jennifer Picard.
One sister and one brother, Jennie Robershefski and her husband William of Methuen and William J. Zolubos also of Methuen.
Grandchildren Erin C. Picard and her fiancé Todd O’Neil of Peabody, MA, Elizabeth Bryant of Dover, NH, Sarah VanNorden of Florida, Jessica Rancourt, Margaret Rancourt and Mitchell Rancourt all of MA.
Great-grandchildren Isaiah, Andre, and Dimante
One nephew Dean Zolubos and his wife Rita and one niece Donna Robershefski.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 3–7 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church in Methuen. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. For directions or condolences please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com