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Rita J. (Barrette) Dubuc

May 27, 2020


Rita J. (Barrette) Dubuc, 89, of North Smithfield, died May 27, 2020 in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Leo D. Dubuc, Sr. Born in Saylesville, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Eva (Carignan) Barrette.

Rita graduated from Saint Xavier's high school. She and Leo were married on May 30, 1950 and raised their family in Pawtucket. Rita was a devout catholic and was an active member of Saint Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket. Devoted to her family, she was an avid supporter of her children's activities and planned many memorable vacations for her family.

Rita was a case worker for the State of RI Department of Human Services for many years, retiring in 1992. Afterwards Rita and Leo filled their retirement life gardening, traveling, spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren and working at the Slater Park Looff Carousel. They eventually moved down to Florida and in their later years enjoyed life in their retirement community.

She leaves her sons, Leo D. Dubuc, Jr. and his wife Mary Ellen of North Smithfield, Raymond Dubuc of Sherwood, AR, and Charles Dubuc and his wife Lori of East Greenwich; her sister, Irene Beauregard of Cumberland; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Robert and Raymond Barrette; and her sister, Theresa Perrault.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket, RI. A celebration of life will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pawtucket Parks and Recreation, Attn: Looff Carousel Donations, 825 Armistice Blvd Pawtucket, RI 02861.Condolences and memories may be left at


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