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HEMOND, Rita P. Born May 22, 1920 in Rhode Island, passed away surrounded by family on September 29, 2013 in Lancaster. Rita grew up in Pawtucket, R.I. She was an accomplished seamstress; her hobbies were doll making, interior decorating, ceramics, dancer, and pianist. Rita is survived by a son: Paul Hemond of San Diego; daughters: Kathi Leon of Lancaster, LoriAnn Lumley of Westlake Village, adopted daughter Nikki Ruhl of Paso Robles; grandchildren: Andrew Hemond and Anna Lumley. Rita is preceded in death by her husband Lucien J. Hemond; parents, 4 sisters, and a brother; grandson Christopher D. Leon killed in Iraq 2006; and son-in-law James Leon. Memorial Services will be held at 1 pm, October 12, 2013 at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary. Beloved Mom, loved by many, will be greatly missed. Mom's favorite color was purple, please wear to honor her. In lieu of flowers, please donate

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