Rita Ronalter


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Worked at Waterbury Extended Care


            WATERTOWN – Rita (Doran) Ronalter, 91, of Watertown, formerly a longtime resident of Waterbury, passed away after a long illness surrounded by her family at the Vitas Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.  She was the widow of John W. Ronalter.

          Rita was born in Waterbury daughter of the late Nicholas and Alice (Briand) Doran and was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School.  She worked for many years at the Waterbury Extended Care nursing facility.  She loved spending time with her family and was an animated storyteller.

          Survivors include 4 sons, Stephen and his wife Susan (Yale) Ronalter of Woodbury, Mark Ronalter of Waterbury, Robert Ronalter and his wife Angela Ciccone of Wolcott and Michael and his wife Jennifer (Godding) Ronalter of Waterbury, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

          A Funeral Mass will be held Friday March 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main Street.  Burial will follow in MT Olivet Cemetery.  The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street is assisting with the arrangements.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Healthcare, 199 Park Road Extension, Suite 102, Attention: HR, Middlebury, CT 06762

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