HERMANSVILLE - Rita Elizabeth Raiche, 78, of Hermansville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday July 6, 2013.
She was born on March 8, 1935. in Detroit, the daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Marnich) Richardson. On May 31, 1952, she married Charles Raiche, who precedes her in death. They were married for 53 years, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2002 with family and friends.
Rita devoted her whole life as a wife and mother. She helped with the concession stand for Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball when her husband was a coach. She was a past member of the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post 340 Women's Auxiliary of Hermansville for a few years. Rita enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, Yahtzee, cards, shopping, going to the casino, having quiet time at home and going for rides to see deer.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Ann) Raiche and Larry Raiche; four daughters, Doreen Paquin, Diane Raiche, Tammy (Bill) Conley and Linda Saxon; eight grandchildren, Alicia (Dan) Vincent, Roxanne (Kurt) Katsis Jr., Craig (Melissa) Paquin, Dominick (Molly) Cianfarani, Todd Raiche, Kimberly Paquin, Derek Saxon and Justin Conley; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Eddy Richardson; and many nieces and nephews.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central time on Wednesday at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating.
Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery.
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to her family.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.