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Rita Rose (Choiniere) Blouin

January 4, 1930 December 17, 2020
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Obituary for Rita Rose (Choiniere) Blouin

Saint Albans – Rita Rose (Choiniere) Blouin, age 90, passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2020, at Our Lady of the Meadows, with her husband Norm at her side, due to complications from memory loss and a recent fall that she had taken.

She was born on January 4th, 1930, to Winifred and Eva (Desrocher) Choiniere in St. Alexander Canada.

She attended business school in Canada. In Canada, she met the love of her life Norm Blouin, which they just celebrated 69 years of marriage in September. After married, they moved to Vermont to help run the family business, J. A. Blouin’s IGA.

Rita was a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She cherished her family and loved to cook a great meal for all to enjoy. Rita was a long-time member of Holy Angels Church where she was a eucharistic minister, and very faithful to her beliefs, as well as a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a fifty-seven-year member of the Ladies of St. Anne.

She is survived by her husband, Normand Blouin, her children, Pierre (Carol) Blouin, Dick (Donna) Blouin, Jo-Ann (Jim) Desnoyers, Louise (Chuck) Fitzgerald, as well as her grandchildren, Ashley Hart , Jenna Adams, Emily Blouin, Ian Mackenzie, Jessica Clark, Roxanne Sprague, Justin Desnoyers, Nicole Desnoyers, Hillary Desnoyers, Katrina Hawkins, Caleb Fitzgerald, Mariah Fitzgerald, and twelve great grandchildren.

Rita is also survived by a sister, Monique Brodeur; brothers-in-law, Ronald Blouin and Danny Blouin, sisters-in-law, Mert Blouin Rugg and Terry (Donald) Romano and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rita was pre-deceased by her sister, Madeleine Desmarais and two brothers, Germane Choiniere and Paul Emile Choiniere.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Rita Blouin may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, Saint Albans, Vermont 05478.

Assisting the Blouin family is the Heald Funeral Home, Celebrating Lives Since 1918. Messages of condolence or sharing of memories are welcome at

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A Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 6/26/2021 10:00:00 AM
Holy Angels Catholic Church

245 Lake Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Holy Angels Catholic Church
245 Lake Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Cemetery Details


Mount Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Calvary Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Calvary Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Franklin County Home Health Agency,

3 Home Health Circle
Saint Albans, VT 05478

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