Rita Boyd

Obituary of Rita Ann Boyd

My Mom, Rita Ann Boyd, 69, was called to Heaven unexpectedly on Monday May 25, 2020. She is at peace with God. (prob giving him advice on how to eat healthy) Rita grew up in Paulsboro NJ. Daughter to Russel and Mary Ricca. Was a hard worker even as a young girl, as she worked on the family farm. Graduated from Paulsboro High school. Soon after married Robert Boyd and had a daughter (Christine) They moved to Arizona for a short time, came home and set up life in Wildwood. In between jobs we spent a summer on the beach eating cantaloupes (Gidge and mig-Gidge) Then got a job at a restaurant in WW called Neils where she was taught to bartend. She took that skill to Atlantic City where she got a job at Los Amigos restaurant and worked behind the bar,(made the best margaritas) also spent some time there managing. When it was time to move on Rita was hired at the Claridge Casino. Spent many years at Luckys bar, where her beautiful caring smile welcomed everyone. she made drinks and always had time to help people with their worries. And always tried to fix them. She made many friends along the way. You all know who you are......Rita was a strong women with a strong Faith. Always had God in her heart. Prayer was very important.. Life wasn’t always easy- God helped her through the rough times.. She took some personal time to care for her mom while she was sick and was with her until her dying day. The Bean. This little dog turned into the best little friend and companion. he went everywhere with her. Rita had a love for Gods creatures. Feeding the birds and volunteering at the humane society made her smile. Becoming a Grandmom (GM) to her grandson Wesley was such a gift. This was a joyous time. Hearts were happy. When the Claridge closed Rita moved to Ballys and after years of bouncing around there, and feeling the sadness of the changes in AC she felt it was time to retire. In June 2016 a new chapter started....... Very soon after she lost her 14 year old best friend Bean. That was devastating. Turning to God and getting more involved with the church is where Rita found the most peace. She decided to join the family at Dots Bakery a few days a week filling the doughnuts. (always extra full) Rita liked a simple life of spending Quality time with Christine and Wesley. Taking walks with close friends. Making food to share. Singing in the church choir, spending time in church praying, taking long walks on the beach collecting shells, caring for friends in need. Reading, bible study, biking, helping at the church store, washing the church cloths, spending quiet time in the garden was one of her favorite past-times she expressed her faith in hand painted rocks and religious figures. She always said “every weed makes a flower “ Rita adored Wesley, and spending time together meant so much. She was a special Mom and a wonderful friend “my rock” We have so many memories to hold close to our heart. We were blessed to have her in our life and will miss her always. Until we meet again.......I am so proud to be the daughter of such a caring, loving, giving person (an Angel on Earth) The celebration of her life will be held on Wed July 29th at St. Augustine Church on 13 st and Wesley ave in Ocean City. Mass will start at 10:00 No flowers please- she asked that instead donate to your favorite charity. She had a lot, 1 in particular was the Humane Society.


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
St. Augustine's R. C. Church Of St. Damein Parish
13th Street At Wesley Avenue
Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
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