RITA BARRETT

Rita M. Barrett, 85, formally of Warren, passed away Sunday evening, October 13, 2013 at the Rouse Warren Co. Home.

She was born March 3, 1928 in Kane, Pa., a daughter of the late Morris and Irene Nelson. Rita worked at the former New Process Co. for 30 years and enjoyed knitting.

She is survived by 2 nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Robert Nelson and her longtime companion Norris Freeborough, who died on July 27, 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke R.C. Church 420 N. Main St. in Youngsville, with the Rev. Fr. Richard J. Toohey, pastor of St. Joseph R.C. in Warren, officiating. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service in the gathering space at the church. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery in Kane.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.

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