Rita Jeanne Robillard

Rita Jeanne Robillard, 71, of Seekonk, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence.

She was the wife of Donald J. Robillard to whom she was married for 47 years.

Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Jeanne (Beauregard) Asselin.

She was a Surgical Technician for 45 years and worked at Memorial Hospital, Notre Dame Hospital, Blackstone Valley Surgical Center, and Rhode Island Hospital before retiring in 2015. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church where she taught C.C.D.

Besides her loving husband, she leaves a daughter, Christine Snyder of Pembroke, MA, two sons, Michael Robillard and his wife Kiern of Pownal, ME, Jonathan Robillard and his wife Kristen of Pawtucket, five grandchildren, Faith Robillard, Olivia Snyder, Cameron Snyder, Lincoln Robillard, Alexandra Robillard, a sister, Liane Greaney of Sammamish, WA, and a brother, David Asselin of Burlington, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private.


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Rhonda Byrd from Bristol wrote on February 10, 2021 at 10:53 am:
Don and family, I feel lucky to have known and worked with Rita. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May her strength and memories provide you with the comfort you need at this time. Rhonda Byrd
MICHAEL BACHAND from Wynne wrote on February 9, 2021 at 6:03 pm:
Don,. Liane and David I am so sorry to hear of Rita's Passing we had great times when we were kids, I will I'll be sure tohave a couple of Masses said for her. Mike Bachand
Kristen Chase from Cranston wrote on February 9, 2021 at 4:19 pm:
Dear Donald and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Rita. I have very fond memories of our many years together at RIH. She was the so kind to all that knew her and always made me laugh even on the toughest of days. Her family was everything to her. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Kristen Chase
Lisa Silveira from East Providence wrote on February 9, 2021 at 9:07 am:
Jon and Family, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Take comfort in each other and remember to good and loving times. She will always be with you and be a Guardian Angel for your children. I wish I could celebrate her life with you but know that you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Lisa
Sue Bousquet from Coventry wrote on February 8, 2021 at 9:27 pm:
Dear Donald , My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Rita. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sue B
MaryAnn Asermely from Pawtucket wrote on February 8, 2021 at 5:12 pm:
Donald, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray that God will hold you close and gently ease your sorrow. May Rita's memory be eternal.
Robert Sam Barchi from Seekonk wrote on February 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm:
Know my prayers great lady , great teacher at Mt Carmel . Must be a jamboree going on in heaven. Thanks Sam xo
Beth Van Praag and Dave Pierel from Rehoboth, MA wrote on February 8, 2021 at 11:57 am:
Sending loving kindness to Don, Rita and all their many loved ones: May your fond memories of sweet Rita bring comfort, peace and faith. We always felt blessed by the fun presence of Rita and Don at RIH and at social occasions. Thankful for that.....
Dwight and Betty Taylor from Cumberland wrote on February 8, 2021 at 11:42 am:
Donald, our sympathies to you and your family. Will always have great memories of working with Rita in and out of the OR. Her sense of humor and the work she made look easy were always soothing on difficult cases. Will always remember the breakfast club on workday mornings and the friendships that followed. She will be in our prayers. .
Patricia A Cardillo wrote on February 8, 2021 at 10:36 am:
Dear Donald, My heart goes out to you and your entire family on the passing of your beloved wife. May God give you the strength and reassurance knowing that when Rita departed from this earth, she never truly left. For her spirit flourishes in the hearts and minds of whom she touched dearly, both personally and professionally. Rita’s beautiful soul will never be forgotten. May the light of God’s mercy shine on you all. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Lorrie Brown Nash from Fryeburg ME wrote on February 8, 2021 at 9:18 am:
Donald my deepest condolences to you and your family. Rita was such a great woman and coworker. I loved her stories about your family and the way you two would joke and tease each other at work. Rest easy sweet Rita you will be missed.
Bunny Guglielmi from Chepachet wrote on February 8, 2021 at 8:04 am:
Donald, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, so saddened to hear of Rita’s passing. I met you and Rita at our fun “Breakfast Club” at RIH and one of my first memories of Rita’s kindness and thoughtfulness was my first surgery at Notre Dame Hospital. She knew I loved Yanni at the time and brought in her CD to play in the OR before anesthesia put me under. That was 1993 and I never forgot how sweet she was to remember. Rita was so special and will be missed.
Lynn Wilbur from Coventry wrote on February 7, 2021 at 4:04 pm:
Dear Donald and family, I am shocked and saddened to read of Rita's passing. She was simply "the Best" in so many ways. I will remember the good times we all shared while working at PM. Donald, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Claudia from West Greenwich wrote on February 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm:
My deepest condolences to you and your entire family . I had the pleasure of working with Rita but she soon became more than a co- worker she became a friend. I will always remember her favorite saying . “We’re here everyday “ And I was will remember her everyday .Claudia Gallogly
Pauline Harris from Woonsocket wrote on February 7, 2021 at 1:41 pm:
My deepest sympathy for your loss, Donald I enjoyed working with you, and meeting Rita. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ann-Marie & Dennis Wallick from N. Providence wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:24 am:
There are no words to express our feelings...we have known you both for 49 yrs and the world will be missing a fine lady. Hugs to you and your family...
Ceewee Gadouas from East Providence wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:24 am:
I am so sad to hear of Rita's passing. I worked with her for many years. She had a great sense of humor which could lighten up the work day, while really caring about the work she did. My heart goes out to Donald and the family. She will be missed by many.
Rene' Chiovitti from Smithfield wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:15 am:
Such a beautiful, kind and giving soul. She will be missed by so many. Love you sweet Rita ❤
Leigh and Lois Abts from Phoenix, MD wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:15 am:
Dear Donald and Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on Rita’s passing. It’s been a long time since we lived up in RI but remember our days together at RIH.
Christine Abatiello from Warwick wrote on February 7, 2021 at 8:24 am:
Dear Donald and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Rita.