Rita Monica Rasys, 57, passed away on February 15, 2016 at her home in Mesquite. She was born on July 1, 1958 in Berlin, NH to Roland and Mary Valerino Jutras. After a loving 15-year relationship, Rita married Philip Lloyd Rasys in Las Vegas on April 22, 2012.
Rita was a very special lady who accomplished a lot; Rita graduated from Berlin High School in 1977, and then graduated from Beauty school shortly after, and later in 2013, she graduated from Stevens-Henager College. Rita loved to take daily walks, especially with her dog, Ruby. Rita enjoyed being in her home with her friends and family. She had a knack for making people laugh and feel important and loved. Rita was very proud of her Italian heritage, and took pride in using that heritage to cook for her family, making sure no one ever left her home hungry. Rita also held a special devotion to God, reading the Bible daily. Overall, she lived for her family and will be missed greatly!
Rita survived by her husband, Philip L. Rasys of Mesquite; her oldest son, Adam Foss, his wife Therese and their three children; Cecila, Lucille and Maxwell of Waterford, CT; her youngest son Justin Foss, his fiancé, Shalai Galata and her daughter, Lilliann of Salt Lake City, UT; her Goddaughter, Beth Cooney; her Godson, Dana Ducharme; her sister, Helen and husband, Willy Burlock; her brother, Tony and wife, Gail Jutras; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rita is preceded in death by her father, Roland Jutras; her mother, Mary Jutras; and sister, Anita Ducharme.
Mass services will be held Saturday March 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Shepard Church in Berlin, New Hampshire. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their “Guest Book” at virginvalleymortuary.com.