Rita A. Walden, 80, of Westborough

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Rita A. WaldenWestborough – Rita Walden, 80, of Westborough, passed away on December 2, 2021, at the Blaire House in Worcester. Rita was the wife of the late William Walden, also of Westborough.

Rita was very knowledgeable about all natural things. She loved both domestic and wild animals and greatly respected the environment. She would often donate whatever she could afford to various environmental causes. As she wished, Rita’s body was donated to the UMass Anatomical Gift Program.

Rita was a competent and compassionate licensed practical nurse. She worked at the Westborough State Hospital for over twenty years. Ironically, Rita fought tenaciously against the mental afflictions that oftentimes tormented her later in life. While she was proud of her independence, Rita would surely want to thank Sharon, Sheryl, Ken, Jill, Jean, Wendy, Mary Donna, and also her extended family for lovingly helping her through those difficult times.

Rita was kind and caring to others while maintaining a keen sense of humor. She was most proud of her thirty year coin and she looked upon the attendees of her group as family.

A graveside Service will be held for Rita at a later date.

The Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.