hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

October 3, 2013

M. Rita Walker, 90

Bradford — M. Rita Walker, 90, a lifelong resident of Bradford, passed away on Monday, September 30th, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.

She was born in Haverhill, January 7, 1923, to the late Leo F. and M. Alma (Gaudet) Trottier.

Rita was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated Haverhill High School with the class of 1940. She attended the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1945.

She was the wife of the late Donald L. “Buck” Walker and is survived by a daughter, Sharon M. and her husband, E. Jerome Bernheimer; a son, Jeffrey P. Walker and his wife, Sharon L.; a sister, M. Juliet Clennon; three grandchildren, Brian J. Walker and his wife, Shalayre, and Melissa A. Walker-Clark and her husband, Steven, and Joanna Bernheimer as well as three great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will be private. Calling hours at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford will be Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01702. To leave a condolence to her family or to view her complete obituary please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.