July 13, 1930 - February 12, 2013
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts | Age 82
Rita D. (Haefner) Happnie, 82 of E. Bridgewater died on February 12, 2013 at her home. She was born in Quincy, daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Hickey) Haefner and was raised and educated there. She was a 1949 graduate of Quincy High School.
Rita was full of love and life, she enjoyed bowling at the old Viking Bowladrome, playing bingo, travelling to Foxwoods, and cheering on the Red Sox especially her beloved "Big Papi." Most near and dear to her was spending time with her children and their families.
She was the mother of John C. and Janet Happnie of Whitman, Joseph M. and Toni Happnie of Rockland, Beverly A. and George Coleman of Whitman, Michael J. Happnie of Rockland, Kathleen and Donald Stetler of E. Bridgewater, James B. and Karen Happnie of Rockland, Laurie A. and Robert Siders of Hanson and the late Linda Genereux. Also surviving are 15 grqandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard, Joseph and Richard Haefner and her sister Theresa Walden
The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St. in Rockland. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Kristy Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. Donations may be made in her memory to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice 120 Longwater Drive Norwell, MA 02061
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