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.