BRIMFIELD – Rita M. (Gallant) Gravel, 89, of Colonial Park, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022, in her home. She is survived by five children, Dennis W. Gravel and his wife Claire of North Oxford, Linda M. Brodeur and her husband Thomas of Southbridge, Sharon A. Albani of Southbridge, Paul M. Gravel and his wife Beth of Manchester, NH, and Steven S. Gravel and his wife Tammy of Southbridge; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by four brothers, Roland “Skip” P. Gallant who died in 2017, Steven J. Gallant Sr. who died in 2015, Clarence Gallant who died in 2002, and William J. Gallant Jr. who died in 2001; and two sisters, Irene T. Robidoux who died in 2013, and Helen C. LaFlamme who died in 2011. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late William J. and Agnes M. (Montville) Gallant.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at St. Roch’s Cemetery in Oxford. Memorial calling hours are Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.