Rita G. (Murray) Morton, 76, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2021 at Palmer Health Care. Born on January 24, 1945 to the late Bernard and Alice (Forkey) Murray, she was a longtime resident of Springfield. Rita proudly worked as an Assistant Manager for several years for Macy’s in Enfield prior to her retirement. She valued her faith and was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield. To cherish her memory she leaves her son David B. Morton of Springfield; sisters Donna Burroughs and her husband Dan of Springfield, and Maureen Smith and her husband William of Somers; nieces Wendy Ashe, Alison Fernandes, and Jonel Grassetti. Friends and family are invited to gather on Saturday, July 17 from 9AM-11AM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., Springfield, with a funeral service beginning at 11AM. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Rita’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.
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