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Rita M. (Gorham) Howland

Obituary for Rita M. (Gorham) Howland

September 17, 2019
Dorchester, Massachusetts

Devoted Mom and lifelong Savin Hill resident


HOWLAND, Rita M. (Gorham). In Dorchester, Savin Hill, died September 17, 2019.

Beloved mother of Rori G. Edwards and her fiancé Dennis Donovan, and Michael J. Howland, both of Dorchester.

Wife of Michael S. Howland of Dorchester.

Daughter of the late Edward T. and Ellen (O'Malley) Gorham.

Loving sister of Mariellen Gorham-McKenney and her husband William B. McKenney of Braintree.

Aunt of William H., Edward S., and Erynn M. McKenney, Patrick J. and Ryan M. Wynne.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rita's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Friday, September 20, from 5-9 P.M.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, on Saturday morning, September 21, at 10 A.M.

Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Rita was a lifelong resident of Savin Hill. Her greatest joy in life was being a Mom to her own children, and any others that crossed her path.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory may be made to Dorchester Baseball, 30 Bateswell Rd., Dorchester, MA 02124 or at

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James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
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