Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Rita L. Lawler

Rita Lynn Lawler, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away suddenly due to medical complications. Rita was born and raised in Malden, attending the Daniels Elementary and Lincoln Jr. High School, and later receiving her GED. She went on to Bunker Hill Community College and Fisher College where studied Medical Assistance. She was a fun, loving, and caring woman. She enjoyed cooking, writing and reading, and most of all loved to dance. She loved her cat Boo-Boo. Rita worked for many years as a bartender at City Limits and at the Salemwood Grille. Rita will always be remembered for her outgoing personality, her love for her family, and most of all her beautiful smile and gorgeous blond hair.

She was preceded in death by her father, William R. Lawler, her mother Evelyn Lawler, her dear brother, Harold “Buzz” Lawler, and her godparents, George and Priscilla Mallett.

Rita is survived by her sisters, Denise Clark of Yerington, NV, Evelyn Ambasth and husband Timir of Malden, Angel Caso and longtime companion Jim Giglio of Derry, NH, and brother Rudolph Lawler and wife Pam of Wakefield and her God-Daughter Darlene Burke-Deweese and her husband Ernie of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She loved and cherished her many nieces and nephews, her cousins, and Auntie Margie.

Visitation will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Tuesday, Sept 24th, from 4 – 7, with a prayer service officiated by Father William Minigan of St. Joseph’s Church beginning at 7.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to your local animal shelter or to Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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