RITA H. PASQUINE – MILLINOCKET – Rita H. Pasquine, 82, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, surrounded by her family at Millinocket Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Rumford, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Arsenault) Gallant. Rita grew up in the Rumford area and attended school there. She enjoyed going to Beano and going on “Mystery Trips” with her beloved friend, Ann. She also enjoyed shopping and family gatherings, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Rita was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a very generous and thoughtful person. Her family was very important to her and she always put them first. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rita is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred J. Pasquine Sr. of Millinocket; six children, Judy Waltz and her husband, Harold, of Millinocket, Billy Frisbie and his wife, Joanie, of Rumford, Fred J. Pasquine Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Millinocket, Elaine Manzo and her husband, Norm, of Winslow, Sharon Michaud of Greenville, S.C., and Tammy Kaspala and her husband, Richard, of Surry; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fidel Gallant and his wife, Marion, of Canada; five sisters-in-law, Pauline George, Grace Meehan, Rita Gallant, Beverly Gallant and Geraldine Pasquine; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew J. Pasquine; a son-in-law, Steve Michaud; two sisters and five brothers. Friends are invited to visit with the family 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket. Interment will be at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Rita may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.