Rita D. Ayotte of Lowell, MA


5858 Ayotte webRita D. (Gaudette) Ayotte, 88, of Lowell formerly of Haines City, FL, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

She was the beloved wife for 37 years to the late George H. “Barney” Ayotte, who died October 29, 2000.

She was the daughter of the late Philip and Grace Gaudette. Rita graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1944 and from Lowell Commercial College in 1946.

Rita retired in 1990 from JoAnne Fabrics of Lowell. She started her bookkeeping career with Bon Marche; then worked for the Vesper Country Club of Tyngsboro and Brady Business Forms of Lowell.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of N. Chelmsford, MA and Hudson, NH and was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.

Rita loved to bake desserts for her family and friends. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. Rita and Barney enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod, as well as taking their nieces for fun vacations on Lake George, NY.  She was very generous with her time for family and friends, and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by two sisters, Alma Knight of Johnsonville, SC, and Theresa Knight of Londonderry, NH, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was the sister of the late Yvonne Richard, the late Louis, Raymond, Victor, Norman, Gilbert, and Rena Gaudette

The family of Rita Ayotte would like to thank the staff and volunteers of D’Youville Senior Care for the kindness and care given to Rita.

Visiting hours Sun. 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mon. at 10:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the D’Youville Senior Care Patient Activity Fund, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.


August 21, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


August 22, 2016
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. eileen gaudette-crowe says:

    Aunt Rita was such a sweet person, full of love and energy. She loved to collect Hummels and had some very nice ones. She was also a wonderful cook, and was always involved helping plan and cook for our family outings ( which were HUGE!) She alway sent lovely cards for holidays and birthdays, and never forgot any of her many nieces and nephews. RIP Auntie Rita, I hope you are enjoying a day with Uncle Barney, whom you missed so much. You will always be in my heart!

    Love Eileen,
    (with Rick and Charlene)

  2. Susan Knight says:

    I have such fond memories of Aunt Rita. She and Uncle Barney came to spend Christmas at my Nana (her sister) and Papa’s. She was a wonderful cook and we always enjoyed the things she would make. I have many sweet memories of her. May you rest in peace, Aunt Rita.

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