Rita Mae (Goodall) Rowe, 83, passed away on Dec. 2, 2017, at Glenridge Nursing Home, Augusta, Maine.
She was born on July 21, 1934, in Waterville, the daughter of James and Margaret Goodall. Ritaâ€™s greatest passion was her deep and devoted love for her family.
Rita worked in South Gardiner, Westbrook, Maine as a nurse, Bristol Connecticut Hospital in the cleaning department and then moved back home to Maine after retirement from Barlow Metal and Stamping in Bristol after 36 years.
Rita was predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Rowe, daughter, Alice Rowe, sister, Margaret Goodall, brother, Robert Goodall, father- and mother-in-laws, Bertell and Evangeline Rowe.
Rita is survived by her children, Kurt Rowe Sr. of Gardiner, Melodie Zacher and husband, Pastor Art Zacher, of California, Jean Sanford and husband, Pastor Doug Sanford, of Florida, Bertell Rowe and wife, Gretchen Rowe, of Connecticut, Peggy Ballard and husband, Larry Ballard, of Florida, Robert Rowe and wife, Cindy Rowe, of Gardiner; sister, Mary Follett of South China; brothers, Richard Goodall of Gardiner, James Goodall Jr. of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister in-laws, Glynnis Cooper of Augusta, Maine, Marlene Niles and husband, Jim Niles, of Oklahoma; as well several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A chapel service will be held at the Maine Veteranâ€™s Memorial Cemetery on March 22, 2018, at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.