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152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
Rita Pocius

Rita Pocius

Monday, January 7th, 1924 Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

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Obituary for Rita Pocius

GRAFTON: Rita (Grigas) Pocius, 96, passed away April 21, 2020 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge. Her husband John P. Pocius passed away in 2011. Rita is survived by her son John Pocius and his wife Diane, daughter Nancy Goodspeed and her husband Stephen, her grandchildren Sarah Glispin, wife of Brian, Tara Pocius and Katherine Dauphinais, wife of Jeff, her great-grandchildren Lyla and Kendall Dauphinais and Haley Glispin. She was predeceased by her grandson Adam Goodspeed.
Rita was born January 7, 1924 in Worcester, daughter of the late Katherine (Normant) and William Grigas. Always hardworking Rita worked in retail sales for many years, including several at The Mart in Grafton. She was always up for a trip to try her luck at the casino and had many friendships at the Grafton Senior Center where she visited often.
Rita’s Funeral Mass and burial will be private at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of traditional remembrances please honor Rita with a donation to The Grafton Food Bank PO Box 324 Grafton, MA 01519 or The Grafton Senior Center 30 Providence Road Grafton MA 01519. All are welcome to share a special message with her family online in a Book of Memories at:

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Kim Nelson Teixeira

Dear Diane and John, Sorry to hear about Rita passing. My the memories you have of her bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Steve and Kim Teixeira
Comment | Posted at 11:47am via Condolence

Darlene Orne

Dear Nancy, John and family. So sorry to hear that Rita had passed away. She was a special lady. I always enjoyed talking with her and hearing her views on things. She always made smile. My condolences to and your family.
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My condolences to all. I know she will be missed by all of you. May she now Rest In Peace.
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Diane Coz

Nancy and Family- So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Coz
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Susan Boucher

John, Diane and family,

My sincere condolences in the loss of your mom during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sur Dauphinais Boucher
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