Rita R. Maitland, 90, of 329 Pittsfield Rd., died Monday morning (September 4) at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, May 9, 1927, the daughter of John and Agnes Page Ross, she attended schools there and was a 1944 graduate of Littleton High School. Following high school Mrs. Maitland moved to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Washington School for Secretaries and was employed by the federal government for the next 32 years. She came to Lenox to make her home following the death of her husband, Kenneth Maitland, in 1976. They were married in Washington in 1972. She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She enjoyed her time as a volunteer at Berkshire Medical Center and for HospiceCare in the Berkshires and was an avid golfer.
Mrs. Maitland is survived by one brother, Robert Ross and wife Doria of Lake George, New York; three step-daughters; several nieces and nephews and their extended families; and her Persian cat, Shahzee. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her sister Joan Boudreau and husband James, her brother Stanley Ross, and nieces Deborah and Wanda.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Rita R. Maitland of Devonshire Estates in Lenox will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church by the Rev. Monsignor John J. Bonzagni, pastor. Burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Rose Cemetery in Littleton, New Hampshire. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s name may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.