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Plantsville Funeral Home
Friday January 7th, 2022
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Wonx Spring Cemetery
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Rita J. Goyen

Rita J. (Harrison) Goyen, 100, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2021 at her home.

Rita was born on September 12, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Nina (Brockett) Harrison and had been a longtime Plantsville resident. She retired from New Departure after 46 years of service.

Throughout her lifetime, Rita liked to try new things including archery, target shooting, pottery and horseback riding. She loved animals and taking long drives, searching for covered bridges and waterfalls. She also loved to read, especially her daily newspaper and books about animals.

Rita is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Harrison and Gary Clavette and Coby Goyen and her grandson, Cassidy Delaney, all of Plantsville. She is also survived by her sister Margie LaRochelle and her husband Maurice of Meriden, her niece, Linda Purcell and her husband William, both of Meriden and other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory may be made to Polar Bear International (https://polarbearsinternational.org/) or to Out to Pasture Farm & Rescue, Inc, P.O. Box 310174, Newington, CT 06131-0174 (http://www.outtopasture.org/).

In honor of Rita's memory, her family requests that you wear bright colors to the funeral services. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial will follow in Wonx Spring Cemetery, Marion Ave., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11 a.m.-1p.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.


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Coby and Family, So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. Always so kind in all her ways. We feel fortunate to have had her in our lives on Marion Ave. and beyond. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

Jeff & Patricia DeBishop Jan 9 2022 3:50 PM

Coby & Cassidy,
I wish you light & love to fill yours hearts. Your Mom was a spark that I always enjoyed seeing at the Marion Post Office for several decades. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Peace, Cory Marr-Grace Jan 9 2022 1:18 PM

Coby, Bonnie and Cassidy: I am so sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable human being and a remarkable mom. I wish you peace and love during this difficult time.

Carla Danajovits Jan 7 2022 9:14 AM

COBY AND FAMILYRRY FOR YYOUR
RITA WAS A GOOD NEIGOBOR FOR 53 YEARS WE WILL MISS HER DEEPLY
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. A DONATION HAS BEEN MADE IN RITA'S NAME
AT OUT TO PASTURE FARM AND RESCUE,INC.

FRED & JOANNE SMITH Jan 6 2022 6:42 PM

Coby,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your mom bring you peace and love always.

Deb U. Jan 5 2022 9:27 AM

Coby, Sorry for the loss of you Mom Prayers for your Family.

Patricia Wight Weichsel Jan 5 2022 6:57 AM