Rosemarie Ritson, a much beloved figure in Schroon Lake, died suddenly on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was 75.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years James Ritson; four children; James, Melody (John), Scott (Marie), Darren (Carol); three granddaughters, Jillian, Jourdan, and Mellyssa; her three siblings, Jean, Carol, and Charles and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Community service, education and the church were important to Rosemarie and she instilled these values in her children. She utilized her love of Schroon Lake by working for the Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. Ask her anything about the history of the town and she could tell you when, where and why. Throughout the years, Rosemarie volunteered with the Meals on Wheels, school related events, the 4-H club, and Adult Literacy among other things. She was also a school board member for many years.
A celebration of life will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 22.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.
For condolences please visit www.edwardlkellyfuneralhome.com.