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Rita I (Brunette) Ricker
September 30, 1942 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Rita I, Ricker, 80, of Blackberry Hill Road, passed away August 24, 2023 in Dover, NH after a period of failing health.
Rita was born in Sanford, ME September 30, 1942, one of 11 children born to Albert and Irene (Costello) Brunette.
She was a Sanford High School graduate before entering the work force in several factories before fulfilling her dream of owning her own restaurant. She owned Brunetti’s Restaurant in Waterboro and Jeff’s Diner in Alton Bay, NH and most recently, Jeff’s Take Out in Berwick. She was a wonderful cook and loved baking, especially pies and any kinds of desserts.
In 1964 she married Herbert Ricker, raising their two boys in Berwick, ME. As the family grew to the next generation, Rita helped raise her 4 grandsons just like they were her own. They enjoyed camping and spending time with family at Apache Campground in Alfred. Family always came first.
Rita was predeceased by her son, Jeff Ricker and grandson, Lucas Ricker as well as several siblings. Surviving is her husband of 61 years, Herbert Ricker; Son Jamie Ricker and daughter-in-law Kris; 3 grandsons, MiKyle, Wyatt and Jacob Ricker all of Berwick as well as 3 sisters.
A Celebration of Rita’s life will be held at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home has been entrusted with services. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com