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Rita C. (Loughlin) Scudder

August 26, 1928 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Rita Scudder Obituary

Rita C. (Loughlin) Scudder

August 26, 1928 - January 22, 2024

Age 95, of Watertown, passed away on January 22, 2024. Born in Boston and raised in Watertown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Catherine F. (McDonough) Loughlin.


She attended St Patrick's School, graduating from the high school in 1946. She went on to Bridgewater Teacher's College, graduating in 1950. She began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at Hosmer Elementary School in Watertown. After receiving her Master's of Education degree from Boston University, she continued to teach until 1962. Rita then raised a family and returned to teaching in the 1980s. She taught at Lowell Elementary School in Watertown from 1983 until her retirement in 1991.


Rita was very active in her faith. She taught catechism and faith formation. She was a past president of the St. Patrick's Alumni Association. Later in life, Rita was a member of the St. Patrick's Women's Sodality.


Rita is predeceased by her husband Millard "Jack" Scudder, her brother Joseph Loughlin (Barbara), her sister Marie Laughrea (William), her brother Robert Loughlin (Margaret), and her sister Sr. Christine Marie (Peggy) Loughlin OP.


Loving mother of, Robert Scudder (Kristin Kladstrup) of Watertown, Christine Diamond (Steven) of Tewksbury, and Thomas Scudder of Watertown. Loving grandmother of John Scudder, Thomas Scudder, Katie Diamond, Sean Diamond, Coral Scudder, Corey Scudder, Kylie Siggers, Cheyne Siggers, and Josh Siggers. Great grandmother of Noah Siggers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Funeral from the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown Thursday Feb. 1, at 9 AM followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick 212 Main St., Watertown at 10 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7 PM. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rita’s memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Mass and Rhode Island 133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02110 or at



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January 31, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Mass of Christian Burial
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Church of Saint Patrick
212 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472


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