Rita Oliver

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Rita Gloria Oliver (Demers) of Champlain, NY passed away peacefully on the morning of November 23, 2023 at Meadowbrook Healthcare at the age of 89. She was the youngest child of Roland and Mary Demers, and devoted wife to Andrew Oliver for 63 years until his death in 2020. She is predeceased by her sister Doris LaPlante, and brothers Donald and Raymond Demers. A life-long resident of Champlain, Rita was a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and longtime member of St. Mary’s parish. She worked at Hogge’s Drug Store on Main Street for years before beginning a lengthy career of over 30 years at Wyeth Pharmaceutical, from which she retired in 1999. Always the industrious worker, she opened her retirement business in her home working as a seamstress for local residents, friends and family. From hemming a single pair of pants, to fitting an entire wedding party, Rita could sew it all. When not in her sewing room, she could often be found knitting mittens for a grandchild or crocheting anything from a Barbie dress to a full size blanket. Rita also loved to cook; whether you were staying for a few days or stopping by for a quick visit, she always made sure you left with a very full stomach. Rita is survived by her five children and their spouses: Denise Gagne (Wade Hebert), Kathy (John) Korona, Bruce (Cheryl) Oliver, Roland (Sonya) Oliver, Jonathan (Anna) Oliver, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews. The family extends their sincere gratitude to Renee and Dulcie, who were her cherished companions, the staff at 260 Lake Street and Meadowbrook Healthcare where Rita spent the last few months of her life. Their constant care and genuine concern will always be remembered. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Champlain, NY on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM. Interment will take place at Plattsburgh Mausoleum on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church.
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Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, December 1, 2023
St. Mary's Church
86 Church Street
Champlain, New York, United States


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Plattsburgh Mausoleum
251 Tom Miller Road
Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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