Rita A. (Lavoie) Constant, 92, died peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts. She was the beloved wife of the late Roger A. Constant who passed away on May 21, 2011. They shared 62 wonderful years of marriage and were devoted to one another.
Rita was born in Nashua, NH, on May 26, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Jeanne (Plourde) and Auguste Lavoie.
For many years, Rita and her husband, Roger, owned and operated their family-owned poultry farm and later established their construction company, Constant and Sons.
In her free time, Rita was an avid reader, she enjoyed puzzles, playing her favorite game Rummikub, and traveling to various destinations with her family. She loved to play card games especially during summer nights at the lake in Raymond, NH. Over the past 50 years, she was a snowbird in Jupiter, Florida.
Rita was a devoted parishioner at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nashua. In her younger years, she enjoyed water skiing. Above all, her most cherished time was spent with her loving family, especially time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her seven children, Marguerite Fallon of Raymond, David Constant and his wife Ellen of Nashua, Paula Breton and her husband Raymond of Nashua, Daniel Constant and his wife Deborah of Nashua, Larry Constant and his wife Carolann of Weare, Kenneth Constant and his wife Dianne of Nashua, and Sandra Angeletti and her husband Ronald of Nashua; her 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Gerard Lavoie, Donald Lavoie, Richard Lavoie, and Philip Lavoie and their spouses; and her brother-in-law, Normand Constant and his spouse; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband, Roger, Rita was predeceased by her son Noel R. Constant, her son-in-law, Steven Fallon and her brother John Lavoie.
Relatives and friends are invited to Rita’s visitation on TUESDAY, September 21st from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Her Funeral Mass will be held on WEDNESDAY, September 22nd at 10 AM in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.
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