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November 10, 2013

Rita B. Burbank, 97


Reading, MA — Rita B. (Healey) Burbank, 97, of Reading, formerly of Lexington, Mass., died on November 7, 2013. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Nelson S. Burbank; devoted mother of Peter N. Burbank and his wife, Sheila, of Andover, Nelson S. Burbank Jr. and his wife, Joan, of York Harbor, Maine, and Jane V. Burbank of Winchester; loving grandmother of Kara, Mary, Peter, Jr., Michael, Alexis, Whitney, Paul Jr., and Vivian; and great-grandmother of Ryan and Dylan.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn Street, corner of Woburn Street, Reading, on Tuesday, November 12, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill Street, Reading, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. Funeral home visiting hours are on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Burbank YMCA, 36 Arthur B. Lord Dr., Reading, MA 01867.

For directions, or the guest book, please visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com.