Dec 092013

Margaret Rita Morse Bertozzi, 77, of Cataumet, Massachusetts, formerly of West Groton, passed away on December 7, 2013 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital in New Bedford. She was born in Ayer, Massachusetts on July 11, 1936, daughter of the late Carroll and Margaret Mansfield Morse. Rita, as she was known by everyone, graduated from Cape Cod Community College with a degree in nursing in 1990. She worked in various nursing homes until her retirement in 2007 from Cape Cod Nursing Home. After her retirement, she devoted her time to travel and knitting.

She is survived by two sisters, Pat Heath of Cataumet, Massachusetts and Carole Bradley of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a brother, Michael Morse of Falmouth, Massachusetts. She is also survived by her nine children, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Edward Morse, George Morse, and John Morse.

Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton, Massachusetts on Thursday Dec. 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony Church, Phoenix Street in Shirley, Massachusetts on Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m., followed by burial in Center Cemetery, Shirley. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.