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Rita M. Dancause

October 30, 1936 — February 4, 2018

ASHBURNHAM – Rita Mae (Brennan) Dancause, 81 of Ashburnham, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 in the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing, Gardner, MA. Rita was born in Winchendon Hospital, Winchendon, MA on October 30, 1936, the daughter of the late William F. Brennan and the late Evelyn (Lashua) Brennan. She was a lifelong resident of Ashburnham. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Ashburnham Highway and Water Departments for over 37 years before retiring. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren & friends; fishing, crocheting, ceramics, farming and going to fairs. She especially liked riding on her husband Eugene's Harley. Rita leaves one son: Eugene Dancause Jr. of Ashburnham; five grandchildren: Melissa (Gregerson) Huster, Krystal (Gregerson) Moreland, David Gregerson, Theodore Dancause, Nicole Dancause; three great grandchildren: Rena Huster, Azavara Gregerson, Luke Gonzales; one son-in-law: Alan Gregerson of Seattle, WA; her sister: Linda Welton of Shirley, MA; one sister-in-law: Peggy Brennan; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene Dancause Sr. in 1993; her son Ricky Dancause in 2017; her daughter: Terry Gregerson; her brother William F. Brennan Jr. We would also like to say a special thanks to Dr. John Harrington, Gardner Nursing Home Staff, Monachusett Home Care Staff, GVNA, and JoAnne Fitch for the excellent care they gave her. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Funeral Home, 105 Central St, Gardner, MA. Burial will be private at a later date. Calling hours will be held Friday, February 9, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s name to the William J. Breshahan Community Center, P.O. Box 297, Ashburnham, Ma 01430. To leave an online condolence, please visit Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks – A Mack Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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Friday, February 9, 2018

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Home - Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel

105 Central St. , Gardner, MA 01440

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