, Salem, MA

December 27, 2012

Rita L. (Bosse) Castonguay, 93

Salem — Rita L. Castonguay, age 93 of Salem, died Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Castonguay.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Georgianna (Beaulieu) Bosse. Rita worked in the medical field, first as a technical assistant in the Salem Hospital operating rooms and later as a nurse’s aide for the hospital. She retired with over 35 years with the Salem Hospital.

Rita was a friendly, hard working woman who was devoted to her family and her extended family. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Parish of Salem for many years as well as a member of Les Dames de la Ste. Famille.

She is survived by her daughter, Claire M. Blanchette of Salem, two grandchildren, Timothy Castonguay of New Hampshire and Nicole Castonguay of Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Henri Castonguay, her brothers Rosario and Arthur Bosse and her sister Lydia Thibodeau.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Rt. 114 / 1-A], Salem, on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 8:00 AM to be followed by her funeral Mass in St. James Church, Federal St., Salem, at 9:00 AM. A committal service will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be on Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information and guest book, please visit