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Rita Ashley Doremus, 95, Longtime Easton Resident

EASTON, Conn. - Rita Ashley Doremus of Easton died May 8. She was 95.

Doremus was born in Bridgeport, daughter of Ambrose and Mary McCullough Ashley. She attended St. Augustine's Grammar School and was a graduate of Central High School. She worked at General Electric in Bridgeport. After her marriage she resided with her husband in Tampa, Fla., while he served in the Army-Air Corps. The family relocated back to Bridgeport and eventually moved to Easton where she remained a resident for 60 years.

Doremus is survived by her son, Phillip Doremus of Easton; sister, Margaret Carroll of Fairfield; nieces and a nephew; and several grand nieces. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Andrew; brother, William Ashley; sister, Anne Ashley; and a nephew, William Carroll, Jr.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. in Notre Dame of Easton Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by her cousin, Msgr. Edward Scull. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Friends of the Easton Public Library , 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612.

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