Rita Wardner

Rita Wardner

Thursday, May 22nd, 1930 Friday, January 24th, 2020

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Obituary for Rita Wardner (Hufnagle)

Rita Louise (Hufnagle) Wardner, died Friday, January 24th 2020, at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester at the age of 89. She was born May 22, 1930, in Brighton Ma., the daughter of William and Katherine Hufnagle.
She was the wife of Robert Wardner (deceased). They were married in Nashua N.H.
Rita’s love of cooking drove her to work in the catering business, where she worked for several companies throughout the years. When she wasn’t feeding people, she enjoyed playing Bingo for leisure.
Rita is predeceased by her sisters Mary Pointer and Julia O’Hara, her brothers James and Francis Hufnagle and one grandchild, Jason Smith.
Rita is survived by her son James F. Smith and Kenneth J. Smith of Florida, son C. Foster Smith of Nashua, N.H, Daniel T. Smith and wife Cathy of Tamworth, N.H, daughter Elizabeth Morrison of Maine as well as 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
SERVICES: Services were postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but a graveside service is now rescheduled for Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, 101 Kinsley St, Nashua, NH 03060. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1 Lock St., Nashua, N.H has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”

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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    101 Kinsley Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire
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    Friday, August 21st, 2020
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery (Private)
    101 Kinsley Street
    Nashua, NH
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Nathan Smith

Gram, you were a very special woman that created some great memories for your grandchildren. I think of the holidays. Christmas you always had the fiber optic Christmas tree, Easter always a ton of eggs for the hunt, thanksgiving food for days. The family time was always great and you never missed an opportunity to send a holiday card with a few bucks no matter how long we had been apart.
You loved your bingo, man did you love your bingo :). All I can say is you did well and I am grateful to have been able to introduce you to my boys and call you my grandma. Rest in piece, I know it was a long road and you deserve it.


Comment | Posted at 10:15pm via Condolence

Beverly Hill

Jim, Kenny, Foster, Danny and Liz - I'm very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May her memories, her sense of humor and her smile live on in your hearts forever and ever.
Comment | Posted at 07:58pm via Condolence

Kathleen Normand

Foster so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother: My thoughts and prayers are with you love Kathie
Comment | Posted at 07:37pm via Condolence

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Rita was such a happy lady always smiling, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Sandy Lussier
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