Rita entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was 101 years of age. Born and raised in Everett, she is the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Kane) Belloise. She attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1938. Rita was the beloved wife of 52 years to Francis J. Paghera, Sr., until his passing in 1992.
She was a homemaker for most of her life, tending to her husband, their four children and to their home in Everett. After her children were grown, Rita became a nurse’s aide for many years at the former Whidden Hospital in Everett, now known as the Cambridge Health Alliance. Upon leaving her home in Everett, Rita relocated to Hudson, NH which is where she has been residing for the past several years. Rita loved her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be forever missed by all those who loved her.
Devoted mother of Marion A. Saia and her husband Frank, Francis J. “Frank” Paghera, Jr. and his wife Jeanne, Donna L. Baker and her husband Bob, all residents of NH and the late Dorothy L. Paghera. Rita was predeceased by 3 brothers, Joseph, James and Robert Belloise and 4 sisters, Margaret Cirino, Catherine Sullivan, Mary Merchant and Ann Vendola. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Darlene LaFosse of NH, Frank Saia of NH, Janeen Fuccillo of Lynnfield, Scott Paghera of NH and Jill Paghera of Waltham and “Super Nana” to 8 great grandchildren, Peter and Renee LaFosse, Allie, Katie and Jake Saia, Ronnie and Gianna Fuccillo and Austin Paghera. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.