Rita I. Cenik, 89, of Marlborough


Rita I. CenikMarlborough – Rita I. Cenik, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, peacefully passed Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

She is survived by her two children, Lynne Fenuccio and her husband John of Shrewsbury and son Ronald Cenik and his wife Gail of Lowell, and five grandchildren, John E. Fenuccio, Lauren A. Duffy, Matthew D. Fenuccio, Stephen R. Cenik, and Julie M. Cenik. She was predeceased by beloved grandson Christopher M. Cenik. Rita was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Clara Fenuccio, Everett Duffy, and Kristina and Miles Otero. Rita also leaves five surviving sisters, Constance Hutchinson of Spokane Wash., Barbara Oymaian of Palm Harbor, Fla., Nancy Scroggins of Marino Valley, Calif., Lois Dodier of Harwich, and Judith Fenuccio of Mashpee. She was predeceased by brother Joseph “Buddy” LaMarche.

Rita loved Cape Cod and enjoyed many happy years at her home in Harwich before returning to Central Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She then settled in at New Horizons in Marlborough where she maintained an active lifestyle and made many new friends.

Rita’s happiest and most fulfilling times were spent with her cherished family and took special pleasure in being a great-grandmother.

Rita’s family would also like to send special thanks to those at Rose Monahan Hospice Home for not only providing amazing care but for making her final days comfortable and dignified.

Rita’s funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross St., Boylston, with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury. Family and friends may pay their respects Monday Feb. 19, from 4-7 p.m., at Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury.


A verse by Patti Page best expresses Rita’s feelings for Cape Cod:

“If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air

Quaint little villages here and there

You’rr sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod.”