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Rita S. (Seymour) Nugent
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“Jimmy and Nancy, I heard today of Rita's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Alberta ”
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“My condolences Jim, Jack and Jane and family. Your mom had a heart of gold! May she Rest In Peace with The love of her life ❤ Sorry we are...Read More »
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“Nancy - We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. ”
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“Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
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Rita S. (Seymour) Nugent, 94, of Hudson, MA, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was well known throughout Hudson and Marlborough and liked by all who were privileged to meet her. Her great love in life was her family, friends and the people she met every day.
Rita spent over 30 years as an associate engineer at the Raytheon Corporation in Wayland. She was born and raised in Marlborough, the daughter of the late John Charles and Columbia (DeFalco) Seymour and worked at several local companies until she met her beloved husband, John W. Nugent, Sr., of Hudson at LaPointe Machine Tool Company in Hudson. They were happily married for 65 years until his death in 2009.
They were devoted to their family and friends throughout their lives together. She was blessed with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Rita always spent time with anyone she met and enjoyed hearing their stories of growing up in Marlborough. She loved being around children and shared their boundless energy. She will always be remembered as the one person you would meet and never forget. Her love of life was only exceeded by the love she had for her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons, John W. Nugent, Jr. and his partner Carol Henseik of Hudson, MA and James Nugent and his wife Nancy of Marlborough, her daughter, Jane Neish and her husband John of Pepperell, MA, her brother, Richard Seymour of Holliston, MA and her sister, Phyllis Riley of Vista, CA, her grandchildren, Heather Palardy, Scott Neish, Patti Westphal and Kathleen Butterfield and 5 great- grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late John, Ralph,and Vincent Seymour , Anne Garvey and Clara Ferrari.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9-10am followed by a funeral service at 10:00am at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.