Loretta Anthony Kittredge, 88, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in her home, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was born on May 15, 1934 to Mary (Ferandino) Anthony and Albert Anthony Sr, both deceased. She was preceded in death by her sisters Delores DuPont and Mary Mulcahy, and her beloved husband Michael J Kittredge Jr.
Loretta and Michael ran and operated the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast from 1984 until shortly before Mike’s passing in 2015. She loved sitting at breakfast with all the guests and hearing about their lives and where they were from. Many guests kept in touch with her for years afterwards.
Loretta enjoyed traveling with Michael and his cousin Patrick W Kittredge (deceased) and his wife BJ. When asked she would say she never got enough of going to Italy but had had far too many trips to Ireland.
Loretta’s main focus in life was her faith and her family. She remained an active member of Our Lady of Good Council up until her decline. In her passing she leaves behind her brother Albert John Anthony, her son, Michael James Kittredge III and his wife Kathy, her daughters Lisa Marie Kittredge Rodriguez and Laurie (Kittredge)Eland, and their husbands Bert Rodriguez and David Eland. She had three treasured grandchildren, Michael James Kittredge IV, Jenna Joann (Kittredge) Brier and Edward Joseph Manning III, along with their spouses Patricia Kittredge, Adam Brier Sr and Niesha Manning.
Loretta was blessed with seven great grandchildren: Karamella Grace Manning, Addison Kathleen Brier, Adam John Brier Jr, Dylan Michael Brier, Nicholas James Brier, Michael James Kittredge V and Patrick John Kittredge. She was looking forward to meeting her new great granddaughter due this January.
She also was very close with her many nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren, many of whom called her and emailed her regularly, sending her photos which she loved.
A visiting hour will be held on Monday, August 22 from 11am-12pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St. A funeral Mass will follow at 12pm. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to:
West Boylston Food Pantry
c/o First Congregational Church
26 Central Street
West Boylston, MA 01583