Rita Marie Leonard Boule Taylor, 90, of Champlain Avenue, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009, at the Indian River Rehabilitation and Care Center in Granville following a short illness.
Born on Jan. 18, 1919, in West Rutland, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Corinne (Choquette) Leonard.
Rita enjoyed traveling, picnics and spending time with her family.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by two husbands, Oville Boule and Charles Taylor; one son, John Boule; two sisters, Pauline Blouin and Annette Fleck; one brother, Francis Leonard and two sons-in-law, Richard Keith and Jan Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Keith of Hudson Falls and Bonnie Smith of Fair Haven, Vt.; four sons, Paul Boule and his wife, Leah, of Whitehall, Terry Boule and his wife, Gail, of Fort Ann, James Boule and his wife, Patricia, of Lake Hortonia, Vt., and Timothy Boule of Fair Haven, Vt.; one brother, John Leonard and his wife, Madeline, of Billerica, Mass.;13 grandchildren, Laura Vance, Terry Keith, Ivan Smith, Jean Paul Smith, Ian Boule, Aaron Boule, Gene Boule, Christopher Boule, Rena Boule, Robert Boule, James Boule Jr., Nicholas Boule and Jon Boule; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with the Rev. Michael Flannery, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in the West Rutland (Vt.) Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Jillson Funeral Home, 46 Williams St., Whitehall, on Thursday, June 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Rita’s name to The Cornerstone Soup Kitchen, Main Street, Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12839 or the St. Joseph House of Grace, 33 Henry St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.