Hudson – Rita H. (Walker) Benway, 89, of Hudson, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Marlborough Hospital. She was the wife of 42 years to the late Joseph N. Benway, who died in 1988.
Rita was born in Boston, daughter of the late Elmer and Hattie (Morel) Walker. She has been a longtime resident of Hudson.
She spent 34 years as a housekeeper for Dr. Arthur Richer in Hudson until her retirement. She was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosanna Mixter, wife of the late Joseph Mixter of Hudson, and her sister, Camille LaBombard of Marlborough. She is also survived by her two loving grandchildren, Rosanna D. Mixter of Hudson and Scott Mixter of Westfield; her great-grandson, Jonathan Nelson Mixter; and her longtime friend, Shirley Sherman.
Family and friends may attend a calling hour Monday, Oct. 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, followed by a service and celebration of Rita's life at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rita may be made to the Hudson Food Pantry, 28 Houghton St., Hudson, MA 01749.