Rita Allard Allegretti, a resident Of Klamath Falls, died January 7, 2020, at the age of 91. A light reception, and a time to visit with friends and family, will be held from 1-3:00 pm, on Friday, January 17, at O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Rita Allard Allegretti was born on October 19, 1928, in Chelmsford, MA to Cora and Leonile Lessard. She was one of 11 children. On Nov. 20, 1948 she married Gerard Allard. They moved the family to Hollywood, Florida in August of 1958 and had 5 children. She was a stay at home mom until her children were grown and then worked at Southeast Bank until she retired. Her husband Gerard preceded her in death on June 23, 1997, after 49 years of marriage. She was lucky enough to find love again and married John Allegretti on January 12, 2002. They were together until he passed on Feb. 14, 2005.
She moved to Klamath Falls in May of 2007 and while taking part in bowling, one of her favorite activities, she met Ed Ybarra. They became fast friends and enjoyed bowling in leagues, and tournaments, even winning a few. She also enjoyed going to the casino and was lucky more often than not. She enjoyed traveling with her children, and experienced many fun adventures with them.
She had 9 grandchildren: Kim Hilyard, Amy Dunham, Brian Allard, Lisa Register, Michael Rodriguez, Kevin Asman, Michael Asman, Jennifer Warner, and Julie Reibel who passed away in August 2017; and 5 great grandchildren: Jesse Hilyard, Madison Hilyard, Christopher Neubauer, Ashley Neubauer, and Jacob Warner. She lived a full, blessed life; full of love and joy. She will be missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her daughter Elaine (Glen) Dunham of Klamath Falls; her son, Richard Allard of Ocala, FL; her daughter Patricia (Eddy) Rodriguez of North Lauderdale, FL; her daughter Cynthia Asman of Hollywood, FL; and daughter Karen Reibel of Santa Rosa, CA.
She is also survived by her sister, Teresa (Fred) Roberts of Chelmsford, MA; her sister Pauline (Gerry) Craven of Chelmsford, MA; her sister Lucy Leduc of Jeffery, NH; and her older brother Joseph Lessard of Scottsdale, AZ.
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