Rita C. (DiRosa) Egan, 93, of Kendrick Rd., died Wednesday, March 25 at Charlene Manor Extended Care in Greenfield.
Rita was born in Springfield, MA on August 21, 1926 the daughter of Biagio and Teresa (Galano) DiRosa. She graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield.
She moved to Buckland in 1967 with her second husband , James Egan, whom she married on June 17, 1961 in Springfield. They purchased the Buckland Bar & Grill Restaurant on State Street in Buckland. After her husband died in 1971 Rita continued with the restaurant until her retirement in 1992.
Rita was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Shelburne Falls.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 2758 Auxiliary in Shelburne Falls, the Florence (MA) VFW Post 8006 Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 5 Auxiliary in Brattleboro, VT. She was also a member of the Shelburne Senior Center.
Rita's first husband, Richard E. Roe, died in 1957.
Survivors include her daughter Rosemary (Paul) Huggard of Buckland, three step-children, and several step-grandchildren.
Due to the coronavirus there are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held Monday, March 30 at 1:00 pm at Arms Cemetery in Shelburne Falls.
In lieu of flowers it is suggested memorial contributions be made to either St. Joseph's Church, 34 Monroe Ave. or the Shelburne Senior Center, Main St., both in Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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